This curriculum describes an example of a course to train youth workers and educators who want to promote Nature Intelligence in their practice. It focuses on developing the professional competencies of those who already have experience in non-formal education and in facilitating experiential learning. The emphasis here is on including NQ themes and approaches in education activities. This report is available in English only.
We developed a manual for youth workers, educators, administrators, volunteers, or programme developers who want to use ‘nature as a teacher’ to enrich the quality and impact of non-formal education programmes. The manual is divided into three parts. The first part gives you the content for working with Nature Intelligence (or its abbreviation NQ) in your organisation.
In this publication we explore how the concept of nature intelligence, as proposed in our theoretical framework, can be applied in the field of youth work. We aim to place the concept into a broader theoretical background by exploring the flower model and each of its four domains from a youth work setting. By doing this we also hope to give credit to the wonderful work already done in the youth work sector and connect it to current practices and traditions that address similar aims of fostering a strong human-nature connection.