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ERIC Number: EJ932263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Education! Education!
Dillon, Justin
Primary Science Review, n91 p4-6 Jan-Feb 2006
What does learning in the outdoors involve? What are the benefits of outdoor experience--and learning? What approaches are effective? What are the benefits for teachers and schools? How can what happens in the "outdoor classroom" be best integrated with the "in-school" curriculum? The research summarised in this article explored these questions during 2004-2005. The study was funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), the Countryside Agency, and Farming and Countryside in Education (FACE). A range of successful practice in out-of-school education exists already, and several initiatives, such as the "Growing Schools" programme, have provided examples of innovative, interesting and safe work. However, despite these successes, recent research has highlighted the need for stronger evidence of learning in the "outdoor classroom". In this article, the author and his co-researchers describe the outcomes of some major action research into learning in the "outdoor classroom".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)