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ERIC Number: EJ833049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Towards an Understanding of "Udeskole:" Education outside the Classroom in a Danish Context
Bentsen, Peter; Mygind, Erik; Randrup, Thomas B.
Education 3-13, v37 n1 p29-44 Feb 2009
In the past decade, an increasing number of Danish public, private and independent schools have introduced regular compulsory education outside the classroom for children aged 7-16 as a weekly or biweekly "outdoor school" day--known in Danish as "udeskole." An analysis of this form of outdoor education, its impacts and provision has been undertaken. Findings suggest that "udeskole" can add value to normal classroom teaching especially with regards to health, social and well-being perspectives. Future recommendations include collaborative strategies between researchers, local government sectors, and educational and landscape planners and managers to improve the impact and provision of "udeskole" in the Danish school system. Further, it is important to understand this grassroots movement of devoted teachers from both an educational and green management perspective. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark