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ERIC Number: EJ1041964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Taking the New Curriculum Outdoors
Forsey, Katherine
Primary Science, v132 p9-11 Mar 2014
A review of research on outdoor learning by Rickinson "et al." (2004) highlights the demonstrable educational benefits and provides a source of support, justification and an evidence base for educators looking to undertake more learning outside the classroom. Bird (2004) also reviewed the widely reported health benefits of outdoor learning and the positive relationship between physical activity and cognitive functioning, which includes concentration, memory, and language. When properly conceived, planned, taught, and followed up, outdoor learning provides children with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills that add value to their classroom experiences (Dillon et al., 2006). This article provides some ideas and resources to help teachers to plan enriching outdoor experiences for their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)