NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1180383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
It's Easier than You Think! Exploring an Outdoor Pedagogy for Teaching Science
Hainsworth, Mark
Primary Science, n153 p31-34 May 2018
As well as providing a valuable and enjoyable experience for pupils, outdoor learning also enhances and contextualises learning in science by helping pupils understand science concepts. Teachers' lack of confidence in which aspects of the science curriculum they can actually teach outdoors deters them from venturing outside the classroom for science lessons. This article provides some tried-and-tested strategies that were developed as part of a whole-school project to develop the teaching of science beyond the classroom boundaries. The following sections are included to assist teachers in planning for outdoor science lessons: (1) Planning for outdoor lessons; (2) What aspects of the science curriculum can be taken outdoors?; (3) Outdoor science project learning goals; and (4) What resources are required for an outdoor science curriculum?
Association for Science Education. College Lane Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AA, UK. Tel: +44-1-707-283000; Fax: +44-1-707-266532; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A