This manual has been designed for use by teachers / youth workers who are concerned to adopt informal, interactive teaching methods that introduce children to ‘experiential learning’.
Experiential Learning basically means learning from physical engagement and a process of exploration rather than from instruction. The Equilibrium team believes that it is important that, as far as possible, this takes place within the community that surrounds the school that the children attend. Participation in civic society permits children to positively contribute to cultural life and social development as they learn.
We also encourage exploration of the natural world so that children become ecologically aware and conservation conscious on the basis of their own experience of the issues as opposed to learning these things from educational formulae or the manifestos of environmental organisations.