Restorative Education

 

Discover – Nurture – Learn

All activities link in with current National curriculum, 8 ways Learning and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Knowing In Nature has designed a restorative education program. Through a multidisciplinary approach, it serves as the practice of leading out from a person, their inherited potentials that are inborn.

We apply the methodology that Teachers and Students are Partners in Education. We hold the view that what are commonly classified as deficits or special needs; are actually qualities and characteristics of an individual.  We value diverse presentations that are communicating, where words are not always able to.

Respectfully we acknowledge the times we live in, where the classroom Teacher is struggling to meet the needs of each child. When you note the complexities that can exist within one classroom and the pressures from the mainstream system upon teachers to have their students perform, this is understandable.

Restorative Education is a way of sharing that aims to work alongside the classroom Teachers, Parents & primary carer’s to assist in restoring a child’s relationship with cognitive learning, personal development and social intelligence.

We do this through engaging children & youth in outdoor nature based learning activities and self development processes.

We apply both group and one to one engagement. We discover a child’s cognition’s and reactors, learn where a child’s strengths lie and where the thresholds of vulnerability are. We work at strengthening the child physically, emotionally and mentally to enhance the child’s strength of spirit and natural character.

We gear them up to have an added foundation to draw upon for real life and everyday interactions. Through varying nature based activities involving themselves, other humans and wildlife we envision nurturing each child’s self discovery and learning experience!

We assist participants to tap into their strengths, shift the goal posts for themselves and develope healthy relationships with one another. They then lead the way with what they have discovered and learnt. We respectfully acknowledge their contribution within community.

K.I.N ed aims to continually create opportunities to restore health, strength, a balanced sense of self and overall well being through the practice of engaging children & young people  in nature based activities within natural environments and walking alongside teachers, parents and primary carers along the way!

Children and young people are our future generations, our future leaders and caretakers, let’s  support them in bringing forward their best foot!

For further information please contact Rachel Shields via email: knowinginnature@gmail.com or via phone on 044 772 99 86