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ERIC Number: EJ1007566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
We're All Going to the Zoo Tomorrow...
Smith, Francesca
Primary Science, n126 p23-26 Jan 2013
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is increasingly coming into focus as an effective, and even essential means of delivering the curriculum. Its importance is largely due to the way it can enhance children's learning by putting it into context and making it more engaging, relevant, and fun. Furthermore, LOtC can take place almost anywhere outside the familiar classroom walls, whether one simply ventures out into the school grounds, visits a local nature spot or organises a full-on class trip to a zoo or museum. The conservation charity Marwell Wildlife has just been awarded "Learning Outside the Classroom" Quality Badge for the second time running. The author provides some useful tips about planning trips and how an institution like this can help. (Contains 4 figures, 3 boxes, and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A