Research blog

Research blog

Here, I will be recording my developing research writings. These are part retrospective and part looking to the future. After a life time in outdoor learning, I am eager to pass on some of my insights, and just as interested in developing my ideas and thoughts. I have been greatly influenced by colleagues here in … Continue reading

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship: 2001

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship: 2001

Outdoor Education for Women: Journeying Gently Through Australia: Making Connections with Nature. In 2001, I travelled to Australia on a Churchill Fellowship. My Fellowship was an inspiration. Colleagues and friends told me that I walked around with a smile on my face for weeks. It confirmed that I am not alone in recognizing that some people … Continue reading

Leading Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Profile

Leading Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Profile

This appears on The Institute for Outdoor Learning’s website (www.outdoor-learning.org). Who are you?
 Di Collins, Outdoor and Community Education Facilitator and Consultant, who dreams of becoming famous for just one photograph. I’m  sometimes ‘retired’, sometimes deliver training, sometimes  a DofE  expedition assessor, and sometimes a consultant. Tell us about your most rewarding experience of outdoor … Continue reading