14thSeptember 2023

Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland – literature and policy review published

14.09.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Play Scotland have published Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland. The review draws together how children and young people’s rights relate to place, and how and why children and young people should be further involved in place-based decision-making. Some or all of these issues also affect young adults aged [...]

22ndMay 2023

Play Sufficiency Assessment progress in Parliament

22.05.23|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

Greenspace Scotland have shared news on regulations which have been laid in the Scottish Parliament to support the preparation of play sufficiency assessments in Scotland. They are due to come into force on 19 May 2023 and set out the provisions relating to the new duty which requires planning authorities [...]

22ndMarch 2023

Outdoor Learning and Play Research Picnic 26 April 2023 1000 – 1500 Queen Margaret University

22.03.23|Categories: Events, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you an early career and experienced researcher, or a policy maker, research partner, or practitioner interested in engaging with research? You may be working in the education, welfare and health sectors in Scotland. If so, you may be interested in attending this event organised by the Scottish Outdoor Learning [...]

8thSeptember 2022

High Quality Outdoor Learning: Evidence-based Education outside the Classroom for Children, Teachers and Society

08.09.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

SILVIVA, the Swiss Foundation for Nature-based Education, together with the University of Education Heidelberg and more than 30 international experts, have published a new anthology. This brings together the most important research results and arguments why "outdoor learning" must be a central element of a viable education for the 21th [...]

2ndFebruary 2022

How can we pay attention to the climate and extinction crises?

02.02.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This article in The Conversation (27 January 2022) explores the possible answers for policy making and mass behaviour to change, in the face of climate change and species extinction. The authors argue that, for this to happen, ‘we need to develop an emotional, rather than merely intellectual, relationship with the [...]