We aim to inspire thinking, learning and acting that promotes curiosity, creativity, higher order thinking and skill building now and for the future.
How do we achieve this?
Real World Learning builds the capacity of adults, children and communities to providing developmentally appropriate engaging learning and development opportunities. We promote holistic, imaginative, creative and innovative approaches to life-long learning. We do this by developing strong connections with nature, communities and families, helping both children and adults to build a comprehensive understanding of the world around them and their place in it. We support you in making an impact, through your work, community or as an individual – regardless of age or experience.
Our Team - Niki Buchan and Bronwyn Cron
I am an experienced Educational Consultant with a biomedical background and a love of science, maths and the natural world. Originally from South Africa, I lived in Scotland for many years, have been calling Australia home since 2011 and am passionate about the environment, animals and the people of Australia. I have a great love for the outdoors and work internationally delivering a large range of professional learning opportunities on all aspects of early childhood.
I am a strong advocate for children’s right to a high quality childhood, including having regular access to nature and having their voices heard. Supporting and empowering others to make a positive impact for children and the environment is one of my life missions. My book “Children in Wild Nature” is a practical guide and promotes nature based early childhood practice. I am an adventurer, keen photographer and always open to learning and developing new skills.
I am passionate about education, innovation and discovering the possibilities for change through creativity, collaboration and action. I feel great satisfaction in empowering individuals and communities to make a positive impact. My year 10 biology teacher inspired a love of science and nature and I went on to study a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management. I discovered a further love for educating and involving people in their local environment. I spent the next 20 years working with local government, communities, schools, early childhood services and businesses to think differently; build skills and knowledge; and take action towards a positive and sustainable future.
I believe the future provides many opportunities for innovation and creativity, and I am excited to help people of all ages to build the skills they need to make a positive impact for both people and the planet. Learning is a lifelong endeavour, and can take many paths; I enjoy exploring the paths less traveled.