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The new Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (2017-2022)

Interdisciplinary Any_Age CNP

The natural heritage of the Cairngorms creates ‘outstanding opportunities for outdoor learning’. In the plan, Priority Project 6 (pp. 38-41) describes opportunities for Learning and Inclusion. This identifies opportunities to expand outdoor learning to the wider community, sustain and expand programmes like the John Muir Award and Junior Ranger Programmes,…

View Other Created by CNP | Published: 20.04.17

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

Outdoor Learning - How good is our school?

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This set of questions, with a focus on Outdoor Learning, has been extracted from the Education Scotland 'How Good is Our School?' (HGIOS) toolkit by Willie White, Education Officer for East Ayrshire Council, and shared as a resource on the Grounds for Learning website.

View Other Created by Any | Published: 07.03.17

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.

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Progression in Outdoor Learning – Natural Steps Forwards

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A presentation given by the ENFOR Outdoor Learning Project Officer at the OWL Scotland national network event February 2017, exploring what progression in outdoor learning might mean in terms of curriculum, time, and place.

View PPT (7.1 MB) Created by Any | Published: 28.02.17

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