Program capacities provide a reflective focus for documenting and self-assessing learning. At frequent intervals throughout the program, participants and their mentors refer to the capacities to assess progress, to set new goals and to create direction for further learning in field studies. At the end of the program, each participant’s comprehensive portfolio includes a synthesis of learning and self-assessment of growth in these capacities, supported by evidence of learning. This program provides opportunities to develop these capacities.
Develop a disposition of inquiry and critical reflection to understand and develop your practice.
Create a repertoire of hands-on, experiential practices to foster relationships with nature, place and community. This includes integrating and apply Indigenous teachings which are foundational to this type of learning.
Explore, Generate and Implement teaching and assessment practices to support the learning of diverse students in the context of the natural world.
Engage in practices rooted in nature and place and encourage risk-taking both for yourself and your students.
Promote and Sustain ethical relationships with the natural world and integrate them into your practice and across professional communities.
Lead amidst the opportunities and challenges brought about by the current ecological crisis and develop the skills to be active in community change.