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.

You can buy multiple copies very cheaply at:

http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=118&Id=738