Empowering students on their leadership can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying outcomes for a teacher or environmental educator. Yet, when it is not done well it can disillusion everyone involved and could have a detrimental impact on future of the participating students. So what are the critical components for a successful student leadership program?
Through this presentation Karen will share the key findings from an international critical literature review completed as part of her Masters of Education (Taronga Zoo) leadership studies. These findings will be presented in partnership with practical examples that have been gathered from over two decades of developing and delivering student leadership programs.
Drawing on research from youth development, environmental education and community development this presentation will cover the key concepts of:
Participants will be able to review their student leadership program, identify what is working well and what action is required to strengthen the youth learning and environmental outcomes.
As a former Kirrawee High School student, presenting at this Conference is a wonderful tribute to the many teachers and educators who have been influential for Karen on her environmental educator and mentor journey.