The English Outdoor Council has re-written the previous guide ‘High Quality Outdoor Education’ to reflect changes in the past 10 years to produce the new guide to ‘High Quality Outdoor Learning’. It is a valuable tool in training teachers and youth workers as well as promoting the use of outdoor learning. Of special interest to Learning Away is a section on high quality residentials describing the benefits and offering a checklist.
Backed up with the latest research into the many benefits of outdoor learning, the guide details ten key outcomes of high quality learning: enjoyment; confidence and character; health and well-being; social and emotional awareness; environmental awareness; activity skills; personal qualities; skills for life; increased motivation and appetite for learning, and broadened horizons.
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