Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference, The Horwood Conference

"Focus and Flow"
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario,

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
Conference Dates: February 2-3, 2018

Location: SKHS Building at 28 Division Street, Queen's University

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Simon Beames, University of Edinburgh, and Dr. Lisa Nisbet, Trent University

The Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference (aka The Horwood Conference) is an annual event organized by and for students studying outdoor and environmental education, health and physical education, outdoor recreation, adventure leadership, experience-based learning and/or related fields. It is hosted at Queen’s University each year and held on a weekend in February. Graduate, Undergraduate, B.Ed and College students attend the Horwood Conference to present oral or poster contributions on various research topics related to outdoor education, as well as share games and learning activities, lead a variety of workshops, and attend special invited lectures. Students can choose to simply register as a conference participant or complete the attached presentation proposal form and attend as a conference presenter.
 
The Conference Organizing Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the February 2018 conference. Proposals for paper presentations, posters, workshops, or creative projects will be accepted up until the submission deadline of December 15, 2017.  Focus and Flow is the theme of this year's conference—an open or general theme chosen specifically to encourage a wide range of submissions, diverse in both format of presentation and topics related to outdoor education.

The Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference is named in honour of Bert Horwood, retired Queen’s Professor whose work has had a significant impact on the areas of Outdoor and Experiential Education throughout North America.  Originally from the Ottawa Valley, this former high school science teacher gained provincial recognition for his innovative approaches to teaching and leadership within the school system.  An active presenter at professional events and contributor to many journals and books, Bert was appointed to Queen's Faculty of Education in 1968 as one of its founding members and was promoted to full professor ten years later.  His research focused on aspects of students' experiences in education.  These included students' learning on canoe trips, the Walkabout Program, and Integrated Curriculum packages.

 
Full details of the conference, including a fillable proposal submission form and registration information, may be found at the conference webpage

You can find us on Twitter @CanOEConf and Facebook

We look forward to receiving proposals and hope you will be able to join us at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in February 2018.

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