The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has created the Both Sides of the Fence online resource to assist teachers and students in exploring the theme of responsible use of the outdoors. It also introduces schools to the work of the Commission, and the Outdoor Access Code.
Students can use the outdoor education resources on this site to learn about responsible access to the outdoors and explore the perspectives of others. Teachers can use the teacher resources to create lesson plans and support education outside the classroom (EOTC) activities.
While this resource is targeted at years 4–8, teachers may wish to use the site with younger or older students. Separate resources have been developed to support use of the site with teachers of students in years 1-3 (see left hand menu). For teachers new to this site, check out the starter guide.
We welcome your feedback and ideas about the Teachers’ Space and how this area could further assist you to use the resources effectively in your classroom. Please contact us to do so.