The National Research Hub Initiative Blog


TurnAround: Ten-Year Report 2007 - 2017

Mike Rogerson, Jules Pretty, Jo Barton University of Essex

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Wilderness Foundation UK has previously commissioned the University of Essex to independently evaluate the efficacy of the TurnAround programme across the individual cohorts. Ten years since the first cohort, this report aims to encapsulate what the TurnAround project is, to assess the extent of its efficacy in achieving its goals, and to provide understanding as to how and why the project facilitates important changes in young peoples’ lives.

Curriculum-based outdoor learning for children aged 9-11: A qualitative analysis of pupils’ and teachers’ views - 2019

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The relationship between child health, wellbeing and education demonstrates that healthier and happier children achieve higher educational attainment. An engaging curriculum that facilitates children in achieving their academic potential has strong implications for educational outcomes, future employment prospects, and health and wellbeing during adulthood. Outdoor learning is a pedagogical approach used to enrich learning, enhance school engagement and improve pupil health and wellbeing.

Mud pies and green spaces – why children do better when they can get outdoors

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Our guest blog this month is from Greg Mannion.

Greg is the Senior Lecturer and Director of Post-graduate Research at the School of Education, University of Stirling, and co-author of Teaching, learning, and play in the outdoors: a survey of school and pre-school provision, Commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Find out more about the Teaching in Nature Research Project at the University of Stirling.


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