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Making The Case for Outdoor Learning

Research, reports, policy documents and news items in support of Outdoor Learning

 

The demand for Outdoor Learning programmes is increasing and strong cases are being made in support of the value of Outdoor Learning. All the following documents in this blog have a connection to the benefits of getting active, sharing an adventure, and enjoying the outdoors. This is dynamic and growing resource - please get in touch to suggest or share an entry.

You can find some key research papers here covering effective policy and practice in the sector. If you are looking to get involved in regional research, follow this link to find the research hub closest to you.

 

Everyday teaching and outdoor learning: developing an integrated approach to support school-based provision

December 2016

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In the UK, teachers are increasingly being encouraged to support and undertake outdoor learning. Despite such support there is a paucity of research that has considered how outdoor learning can be implemented and offered on a regular basis by teachers. The lack of empirical research that has centralised the role of the teacher is at odds with the interest in this topic and the need for theory-driven guidance suited to teachers.

Joint recommendations for reporting empirical research in outdoor, experiential, environmental, and adventure education journals.

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A recently published article that was jointly authored by me, Uli Dettweiler (Stavanger University), Barbara Humberstone (Bucks New University), Bruce Martin (Ohio University), Heather Prince (University of Cumbria), and John Quay (Melbourne University). 

Background: Ongoing changes in academic publishing require periodic updates to research reporting standards in outdoor, experiential, environmental, and adventure education and recreation fields, to maintain quality and relevance.

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