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ERIC Number: EJ828216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
"Memories Are Made of This": Some Reflections on Outdoor Learning and Recall
Waite, Sue
Education 3-13, v35 n4 p333-347 Nov 2007
Potential benefits for learning that the outdoors may hold have been brought into increased focus in the UK by the recent introduction of a manifesto for learning outside the classroom (DfES, "Learning outside the classroom: manifesto"; Nottingham, Department for Education and Skills, 2006). This article draws on two recent studies of outdoor learning practices--a survey of 334 practitioners with children aged between 2 and 11, and a case study in a primary school in the West of England. The survey asked practitioners about their memories of outdoor experiences, and in the case study, the children talk of what they remember of their learning outdoors. With reference to relevant literature, the article reflects on how the quality of outdoor experience may sustain and support engagement and memory. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)