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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.