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The Value of Learning Outdoors

Pickering, Stephen (2018) The Value of Learning Outdoors. In: Learning to Teach in the Primary School. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 217-228. ISBN 1138211060, 9781138211063

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For learning beyond the classroom’s four walls to be truly valued, it needs to be considered by management, teachers, pupils and parents to be a fundamental element of every child’s formal education. It should be seen to be as normal a part of school life as teaching indoors. Teaching outdoors can be fun, stimulating, exciting and rewarding, and it can be all of these things without
being seen as a treat, a reward, or a special Welly Wednesday (Pickering, 2017). We all appreciate the importance of creating a vibrant environment within the school to aid the holistic development and progress of the children in our care. Working outside the classroom expands and enriches this learning environment.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: outdoor learning, national curriculum, formal education, learning experience, children's experience
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Pickering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:20

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