Looking Ahead

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Outdoor education is defined most radically as educating people for an environmentally sustainable future. It is not about merely establishing an outdoor classroom or providing opportunities for a residential visit, although these are good starting points. We encourage students to recognise that they are not passive vessels for the learning. They are already involved through their very existence in a … Read More

Inspired by the Landscape

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Since the early nineties, definitions of outdoor education have been developed consciously to include educating learners for a changing world while encouraging an ethos of hope and resourcefulness. Outdoor education is about our personal landscapes, as well as the public ones. It is about personal geography as well as geology. In other words, partly, it is about ourselves – active … Read More

Failing with Flying Colours

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Surely the learning environment already accounts for the needs of those who fail. Teachers reframe tasks, students source help from adults or their peers or online. Failure to comprehend, failure to succeed, failure to complete a task – they happen all the time and are normal experiences. And yet nobody embraces failure willingly or easily. The negative impact of repeated … Read More