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ERIC Number: EJ1016047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Supporting the Outdoor Classroom: An Archaeo-Astronomy Project
Brown, Daniel; Francis, Robert; Alder, Andy
School Science Review, v94 n349 p76-84 Jun 2013
Field trips and the outdoor classroom are a vital part of many areas of education. Ideally, the content should be taught within a realistic environment rather than just by providing a single field trip at the end of a course. The archaeo-astronomy project located at Nottingham Trent University envisages the development of a virtual environment with associated resources and projects, allowing pupils (key stages 2-4; ages 7-16 years) to experience and explore ancient landscapes in the Peak District National Park both in the classroom and in the field. This project will motivate schools to overcome the initial problems of the outdoor classroom and bridge the gap between higher education and secondary schools or colleges. (Contains 8 figures, 4 boxes, and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Nottingham)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A