#105: The Contemporary Rites of Passage – Creating Positive Change at Tallebugera

Outdoor Ed? That's for Recreation Right?

I'd never get evidence of practice there would I?

“School camp”.  We’ve all taken our kids on these.  I’ve been on loads of class retreats and camps myself.   The idea, to get the city kids into the country, to give them a chance to experience things they had before and to create opportunities to build stronger bonds between them and with them.

Did I consider school camp to be part of the curriculum? Critical thinking, personal development, science and environment studies?  

Honestly. I probably hadn’t really thought about it like that.  How about you?

So many of my “outdoor ed” experiences have been about adventures across rope bridges, hiking and other physical pursuits.  All of which gives an opportunity for teamwork and bonding between us all. A chance to push beyond our comfort zones and see what we can do

What if Outdoor leveraged the environment to create and hold a space that transformed students?

"I've changed as an overall person from this trip, my self-confidence has increased an insane amount. Knowing that I'm good enough and letting go of that self-doubt has caused me to be so much happier"

This week, we are joined by Mark Cridland, Chris Dennis and Rhi Flavel as they share the amazing work they are doing in their outdoor and environment centre in Queensland.

As we work with this site, it has become more and more apparent what amazing pedagogical practices they implement to create an incredibly unique, boutique and powerful experience for the students and staff they work with.

Rhi has been leading the charge to bring in the work of Arne Rubinstein to the students that grace their beautiful environment.  Working through an amazing process called “The Contemporary Rights of Passage”

In this truly emotional and powerful conversation, you’ll hear how Mark and his team have used Rubinstein’s research and work to implement something truly transformative.  

Connected to curriculum, to country and to the ultimate wellbeing and development of children.  

 

 

Rhi and Chris walk us through the four stages of the process which involves using nature and country to create a space where students can shed their armour, go within and honour both themselves and their friends.  

Powerful transformations occur at Tallebugera as they combine The Contemporary Rites of Passages with environmental education, critical and creative thinking and student lead pedagogy.

Every student who has the privilege of working with the team is given the opportunity to walk away transformed and truly connected to self, to their goals and their way forward.

Tune in to listen to their journey and how they are measuring this amazing impact.

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