Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Kathleen and Laura 'learn through experience'

Outdoor Leadership students Kathleen Howard and Laura Cook have completed a one-year internship with Magic Bus in India.

Magic Bus is a non-government organisationsupporting young people below the poverty line in improving their lives.The Magic Bus Centre for Learning and Development caters for a wide range of groups and needs andis located in a remote part of Maharashtra.

Sessions are based around the 'Learning through experience' philosophy. Programmes are planned very carefully around four key foundations; facilitation, mentoring, coaching and feedback.

Staff use a multitude of techniques to encourage participants to leave their comfort zone and enter the stretch zone to achieve a desired outcome, ranging from team cohesion to creative thinking.

Kathleen and Laura have kindly provided UCLan Outdoors with a presentation poster detailing their time in India.

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