16th National Outdoor Education Conference

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James Neill is presenting two sessions at the 16th National Outdoor Education Conference, January 10-13, 2010


  1. Monday: 8am registration; 9am opening; ~wrap-up ~4pm
  2. Tuesday: 9:15pm keynote; wrap-up ~3:30pm
  3. Wednesday: 8:45am keynote; wrap-up ~1pm


  1. Dr Ian Boyle: ‘Recent Research into Neuroplasticity has Opened a Whole New Field of Brain Health and how Outdoor Education is Positioned to Capitalise on this New Research’
  2. Dr Mike Brown: ‘Beyond Risk: Changing the Focus on What Makes Outdoor and Adventure Education Distinctive’

Concurrent workshop sessions which I've selected to attend:

  1. Session B1 - Peter Kellett ‘Incorporating Indigenous Cultural Knowledge Into Tertiary Outdoor Education' (45min)
  2. Session B2 - Scott Polley ‘Indigenising Tertiary Outdoor Education Curriculum - First Steps on a Long Journey’ (45min)
  3. Session C1 - Kathy Mann ‘How Can Outdoor Education Contribute More to Healthy Living?' (45min)
  4. Session C4 - James Neill ‘Program evaluation and outdoor education: An overview' (45min)
  5. Session D5 - Mike Brown ‘Transfer: In Search of the Holy Grail. Myth or Reality – or Somewhere Inbetween?' (90min)
  6. Session E4 - James Neill ‘Technology and Outdoor Education: Some Experiential Possibilities’ (90min)
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