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 [...]

30thJune 2022

Bringing out the best: how to transform education and unleash the potential of every child

30.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

This report by Times Education Commission is available online. It examines the UK's education system and considers the changes needed in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, declining social mobility, new technology and changing nature of work. The report includes reference to the role and opportunities presented by outdoor [...]

1stJune 2022

Priorities in relation to education for environmental sustainability across the UK – research paper

01.06.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This paper explores priorities in relation to education for environmental sustainability, drawing on qualitative research involving teachers and young people across the UK. See Dunlop, L., Rushton, E. A., Atkinson, L., Ayre, J., Bullivant, A., Essex, J., Price, L., Smith, A., Summer, M., Stubbs, J. E., Diepen, M-v., & Wood, [...]

10thMay 2022

Annual STEM Professional Learning Surveys 2020/21 published

10.05.22|Categories: Research, Resources, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Find the published findings for the Annual STEM Professional Learning Surveys 2020/21 on Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub: The 2020/21 reports can be found in the National Data Section of this webpage. The reports include the findings of the: STEM Practitioner Survey (ELC, primary, ASN and secondary) Technician Survey [...]