Tomás Aylward


Tomás Aylward is a lecturer in Outdoor and Experiential Learning at the I.T.Tralee, a Higher Education Institution in Co. Kerry on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. He lectures on degree programmes in Outdoor Learning, Health & Leisure studies, Adapted Physical Activity and Field Biology/Wildlife Tourism. He is a current coopted-board member European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA). In 30 years working with people out-of-doors, Tomás has been a youth worker, a manager of a local education authority Outdoor Education centre and the chief instructor and later director of Tiglin, the former national outdoor centre for Ireland. He continues to have an evolving outdoor learning practice with influences from adventure sports as well as experiential education and environmental education. He is particularly influenced by practices from the Nordic countries. He has presented papers on Outdoor Education topics at national and international conferences in Ireland, U.K., Iceland, France, Belgium, Finland and Romania.

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