Welcome to the 18th conference of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (EOE).
Venue: Institute of Technology Tralee
Date: 25th-27th September
The 2019 conference will be hosted by the Institute of Technology Tralee, a higher education college on Ireland’s Atlantic coast and the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive PE, Sport, Recreation and Fitness. The EOE Network is a vibrant association of practitioners and academics and this three-day conference will reflect that mix with practitioner case studies, practical workshops and academic presentations. It is a key networking event for social and youth workers, teachers and educators, students and academics from across Europe.
The theme of this year’s conference is Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor & Experiential Learning.
The subthemes are:
- Inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in OEL/ OE
- Inclusion of people underrepresented or socially excluded in OEL/OE
- Inter-generational inclusion & inclusion across the lifespan in OEL/OE
- Social or cultural diversity in Outdoor Experiential Learning/OE
The Outdoors forms a backdrop for a myriad of human engagements including:
- Adventure education
- Outdoor recreation
- Youth development work
- Adventure sports
- Physical Education
- Social work programmes
- Adapted Physical Activity
- Youth justice programmes
- Mental health interventions
- Health enhancing physical activity
While we call on practitioners and academics to come and discuss these engagements, the conference also seeks to look at how we can strive to improve the inclusive nature of outdoor learning activities and to identify how we can facilitate the involvement of those currently underrepresented in Outdoor Learning.
All queries about the conference can be made to EOE2019@ittralee.ie
You can follow our preparations on the website, on social media #EOE2019 and on the EOE Network Facebook and ITTralee Facebook