17thAugust 2022

Making Places for Outdoor Learning Short Course

17.08.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , |

Queen Margaret University is offering this Outdoor Learning Short Course, starting March 2023, under its short course provision options. This is a Masters level module with some free places still available. This course is primarily for leaders and practitioners working in the third sector. The QMU Admissions team will accept [...]

21stJuly 2022

A review of Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Children’s Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development

21.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Nature-based early childhood education and children's social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed methods systematic review  has been published 13 May 2022 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It has been shared by Shared by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The [...]

10thMay 2022

Trees better than grass in supporting early childhood development

10.05.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Greenspace Scotland May 2022 bulletin research news shares a Canadian study This found that vegetated land cover exposure was positively associated with childhood development. Positive associations were stronger for tree cover relative to grass cover, and exposure to paved land cover was negatively associated with childhood development. Researchers conclude findings [...]

27thJanuary 2022

School Grounds Free Session

27.01.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

Learning Through Landscapes are offering a running a free online session on Developing School Grounds (4pm, 9th March 2022). Learn how you can engage your school community in the process of developing your grounds for learning, play and connecting with nature.

1stDecember 2021

How well designed urban areas can support child development

01.12.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Child in the City (22 November 2021) shares findings from a new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). This has provided further scientific evidence of the health benefits of well-designed urban planning. It suggests the built environment, green space and air pollution can affect cognitive and motor [...]

18thNovember 2021

The benefits of more trees, parks and waterways in cities

18.11.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Child in the City share research findings in this article (15 November 2021) The research confirms that access to urban parks and other green space contributes to lower premature mortality and longer life expectancy. It includes findings on the benefits of greener schools with natural play areas and early childhood exposure [...]

30thSeptember 2021

The importance of children’s play

30.09.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , |

Child in the City (27/9/21) shares an article on How addressing our young kids’ COVID-19 learning loss is a matter of child’s play based on data and research from Alberta. This argues against narrow academic approaches in Covid recovery. The article provides a useful summary of child and adult led [...]