Flow Learning: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy

January 30 - 31, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand


Participating Schools
Amata Witaya School
American International School Dhaka
American School of Dubai
GEMS World Academy Dubai
Harrow International School Thailand
International School of Tanganyika
International School of Bangkok
Istanbul International Community School
Jakarta International Multicultural School
JIS International School Brunei
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar Malaysia
Korea International School
Pakistani Christian Educational Academy 
Ruamrudee International School
Saigon South International School
Shrewsbury International School
Singapore International School of Bangkok
St Andrews International School  71 Bangkok
St. Andrews International School Samakee
St.Stephen's International School
The Early Learning Centre
The International School of Macau
Windhoek International School



Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • Observing nature

  • Guessing games to alert them

  • Animal guessing games

  • Nature photograph partner activity

  • Awaken enthusiasm/focus attention

  • Lots of the games

  • Importance of tuning in to pupils and connecting with them

  • Principles of the flow learning chart

  • Importance of giving direct experience

  • Exercises that change energy of group

  • The four stages of flow learning

  • Modifying some of the examples for my class and students

  • Moving classes outdoors and using games/techniques to help build knowledge and interest

  • Experience first, talk later

  • Short game like bursts

  • Read the energy of the students and adjust as necessary with the apporpriate activities

  • Noah's ark, Camouflage trail

  • Camera Game, Meet a Tree

  • All of it! I'm teaching our ecosystem unit right now and I can't wait to implement some strategies next week. 

  • How to really help children focus

  • How nature can be linked and incoroporated with everything even if you originally didn't think so

  • Focusing activities such as count the sounds

  • Ideas that I can apply/adjust to my very young students

  • Mood chargers

  • Owls/crow