The Outdoor Teacher and the South Downs National Park have collaborated on an 'Outdoor Learning Myth Busting' guide to be sent to all the schools in the National Park area.
The aim is to help teachers and educators to understand what they can offer in an outdoor setting. Many teachers are already offering 'Forest School' type sessions and curriculum linked activities outdoors so we hope we can help those teachers who might be unsure about stepping outside the classroom.
What is Outdoor Learning?
Outdoor Learning is a broad term that includes discovery, experimentation, learning about and connecting to the natural world, and engaging in environmental and adventure activities. Outdoor Learning involves the transformation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours through direct engagement with the outdoor environment for the personal and social benefit of individuals, families, society and the planet. Purposeful experiences in the outdoors can be a catalyst for powerful and memorable learning. Definition from the Institute for Outdoor Learning.
Produced in collaboration between The Outdoor Teacher and The South Downs National Park, it highlights the many perceived barriers to using the outdoor environment and the simple realities.
Please feel free to download and distribute the leaflet and posters using the links below.
The text from the leaflet can be read on our blog