Supporting outdoor learning at school – 6 things you can do
This article in the Conversation (12 October 2022) outlines 6 actions school systems can take to support children’s outdoor learning.
Why we might be getting outdoor education (very) wrong
School Outdoor Learning have shared this TES article about outdoor education. In particular, this quote stood out, "No research proves that forest school is any more beneficial than any other type of outdoor learning." The point being that all time spent learning outdoors is good for children and teachers. Forest [...]
Local wild place learning
The John Muir Trust have shared an Onthank Primary School pupil-led short film showcasing local wild place learning. Enjoy a case study on the impact of their learning through improving health literacy and numeracy, and read the Transformative Evaluation pilot report.
Wild Things leader training Morayshire – coastal and woodland courses 2022 – 23
Wild Things offer the following courses: Course: Woodland Activity Leader Training Price; £625 Description: If you are interested in enhancing your skills to lead groups in a woodland environment, this course will provide you with the learning and knowledge you require. Woodland Activity Leader Training is an accredited outdoor learning [...]
Making Places for Outdoor Learning Short Course
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 [...]
OWL Scotland Informal Networking Weekend 9th – 11th September 2022
This informal camping event is taking place at Pillars of Hercules, Falkland. It offers opportunities for networking and skill-sharing. Places are limited and open to OWL Group members only. Find further information and booking here.
GTC Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland launch new Professional Learning module
LfSS have shared information on this new module (28 June 2022). Learning for Sustainability in the Professional Standards: Taking a Deeper Dive is designed to help teachers explore and critically reflect on opportunities and approaches that support Learning for Sustainability (LfS) in their classroom and across their learning community. This module [...]
Nurturing nature in urban schools for enhanced learning
This article in Child in the City (17 May 2022) shares the results from a systemic review of research. This review found strong support for nature interventions improving attention and working memory in young people.