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ERIC Number: ED533340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-18
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4156-0866-4
Learning outside the Primary Classroom
Sedgwick, Fred
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
In "Learning Outside the Primary Classroom," the educationalist and writer Fred Sedgwick explores in a practical way the many opportunities for intense learning that children and teachers can find outside the confines of the usual learning environment, the classroom. This original work is based on tried and tested methods from UK primary schools. The author draws on current concerns in the educational world regarding outdoor learning as exemplified by the eight sector Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) initiative (supported by Ofsted), but remains refreshingly independent in approach. Using a metaphor of concentric circles "Learning Outside the Primary Classroom" starts with a brief opening chapter based in the classroom itself before moving outwards to explore the learning possibilities presented by the immediate environs of the school--playgrounds, gym halls, sports fields etc. Later chapters move beyond the school gates to explore the local shops, parks, religious centres, libraries and town halls and the myriad learning opportunities they represent. The final chapters explore the possibilities of larger scale day trips to major galleries and museums and more ambitious field trips. The following chapters are included: (1) Writing and Thinking; (2) At Home;(3) On the Playground; (4) In the Town; (5) Bringing Something out of the Earth; (6) A day on Seaham beach; (7) In the Gallery; (8) The Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia; and (9) Two School Journeys.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom