22ndSeptember 2022

Why we might be getting outdoor education (very) wrong

22.09.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

21stJuly 2022

Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood

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

This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]

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 [...]

7thJune 2022

New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

07.06.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Children in Scotland (6 June 2022) have shared details on this new report which reveals key findings from a group of young researchers. This includes reference to nature and outdoor spaces. This includes a case study report which makes reference to the value of outdoor spaces. For example, The Place, [...]

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, [...]