Teaching Philosophy

My educational philosophy is that research should inform practice, and practice feed back into research. Since the late ‘80s, I have been teaching, researching, publishing, and presenting for both scholarly and practitioner audiences. My PhD was the first Australian study of Outdoor Education and pedagogy. As a result, I have a deep familiarity with the field and a wealth of skills in this area. Through my links with the NSW Board of Studies and more recently ACARA, I have propelled OE’s scholarly standing at a national level. I am engaged in the nexus of research and practice in the following areas: 1) transformational EBL in educational settings; 2) human-nature relationships; 3) risk taking; and 4) facilitation and leadership.

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