In this episode, Kelly Bell shares six ideas for incursions and excursions that can help bring the Community and Family Studies (CAFS) course alive for students. From research days with university guests to customised theme days, these experiential learning opportunities connect classroom concepts to real world examples and services.

Episode Highlights:

  • Ideas for a dedicated research day or groups in context day using local community organisations
  • Whether travelling to Sydney for excursions is worthwhile or using local services is better
  • Resources available from organisations like Barnardos and The Big Issue Classroom
  • Creative options like a choose your own adventure day or customised theme days
  • Ways to motivate uninterested students by bringing the course content to life

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Since 2004 I have been teaching PDHPE and Community & Family Studies. I love learning. It lights me up. I am so passionate about supporting you to be the best educator you can be.

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