Teaching navigation: do we have a coherent methodology that reflects the needs of countryside recreation today?

Date: 4 October 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Third-party event

The talk is based on a wide range of experiences, from being taught at school to being taught and teaching in the military and similarly again through mountain training and orienteering as a recipient and as a trainer. 

Nigel Williams hopes to take a brief look at the historical approach to teaching navigation since mapping became available to all for recreation and the potential impact that is having.

Understanding some differences between map reading and navigation.

The changing tools of navigation and whether we can understand their impact and integrate them into our teaching.  

The impact that cognitive navigation research should have on navigation skills teaching.

The benefits of a universal and more recreational approach to teaching navigation and in the long term the potential practical benefits that might offer to further research.