education

15thNovember 2022

Wee Forest takes root at Queen Margaret University’s Outdoor Learning Hub

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Wee Forests provide a great resource for Outdoor Learning and for STEM learning outdoors. NatureScot provided funding to establish a Wee Forest at Queen Margaret University's Outdoor Learning Hub in 2022.  This means every year hundreds of undergraduate school teachers learn about the benefits of teaching outdoors. Check out this [...]

3rdNovember 2022

Learning for Sustainability & the National Discussion on Education 7th November 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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What are the most important priorities for a future education system? Join Learning for Sustainability Scotland  and Professor Alma Harris, co-facilitator of the National Discussion, for this opportunity to hear more about, discuss and feed into one of the most important discussions on the direction of Scottish education in recent [...]

2ndNovember 2022

Links between natural environments, learning and health: evidence briefing (Evidence information note no EIN063)

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This Natural England report (Dillon, Justin; Lovell, Becca, 2022) explores evidence on the impacts of learning in natural environments on learning processes and outcomes, and on health outcomes. It outlines the background to the briefing, indicating that it updates the original evidence briefing provided by Natural England in 2016 - [...]

20thOctober 2022

Let’s Talk Scottish Education – invitation from the Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government is inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of our education system to join the National Discussion. Have your voice heard and help develop a vision for the future of education in Scotland. What kind of education, skills, knowledge and support do you think young people [...]

6thJuly 2022

What impact does nature-specific outdoor learning have on school children’s learning and development?

06.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This paper Getting Out of the Classroom and Into Nature: A Systematic Review of Nature-Specific Outdoor Learning on School Children's Learning and Development  is published in Frontiers in Psychology (16 May 2022). It describes a systematic review carried out by Jeff Mann et al. The authors conclude that nature-specific outdoor [...]

5thJuly 2022

International event calls for an investment in nature based education

05.07.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

Finding Nature (29 June 2022) reports on this Stockholm+50  international event. A key message highlighted in the event report was on the human-nature relationship. “Expand and invest in nature-based education – Through education policy and school curricula that connect children with nature, education authorities and teachers could contribute to a [...]