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Outdoor Learning as a context and an approach for learning – a school case study

Interdisciplinary, Maths_Numeracy, Literacy_English Primary Any

This exemplar on the National Improvement Hub describes how Middleton Park School in Aberdeen has adopted whole school approach using outdoor learning to enrich their curriculum and raise attainment. It includes videos that demonstrate the class buddy approach and the range of literacy and numeracy activities used outdoors.

View Other Created by Any | Published: 08.03.17

Climate Ready Places Lesson Plans

Interdisciplinary, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Primary, Secondary SNH

These Adaptation Scotland resources help students to think about their place and different environments, climate change impacts, aspects of their place and how they might improve it, plus consider their own place in the context of a changing climate. These resources could support place based learning outdoors.

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 07.03.17

Outdoor Archaeological Learning

Social_Studies Primary FCS

This collection of articles and activities is designed to encourage place-based learning. Through discovery, exploration and sharing, young people can develop their critical thinking skills, creativity, confidence and teamwork. This resource is intended for anyone taking groups of children to an archaeological site: teachers, youth group leaders and archaeological educators.…

View Other Created by FCS | Published: 26.01.17

The place names of Scotland

Literacy_English, Social_Studies Early_Years, Primary, Secondary Any

This resource combines geography and history and helps children and young people to make connections with their local environment. There are learner journeys for early to fourth level.This is aimed at practitioners working with children across the broad general education years, from early to fourth levels

View Other Created by Any | Published: 05.01.17

Ten Gaelic place name facts

Literacy_English, Social_Studies, Modern_Languages Primary, Secondary SNH

This article from Scotland's Nature describes how many of Scotland’s place names have Gaelic origins, some with fascinating stories and some very surprising.

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 08.11.16

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland