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Support for Professional Development in Outdoor Learning

Last updated:
3 March 2017


What is this?

​Resources to support practitioners to engage in planning for quality outdoor learning.

Who is this for?

​All practitioners across all sectors.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice?

This resource supports teachers to identify, plan and apply learning in the outdoor context. It also sign posts practitioners to appropriate further professional development and support.

  • What breadth of experiences are you currently offering to pupils in your establishment?
  • How have you met the framework for good curriculum design related to your teaching and learning in an outdoor context?
  • How can you support practitioners in your establishment to offer learning opportunities in a variety of outdoor places from the school grounds to the wider community?
  • How is your establishment engaging with partner organisations? Is the practice sustainable? Are you building staff capacity?

Download(s)

PDF file: Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Practical guidance for outdoor learning (2.34 MB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Expressive Art (213 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Health and Wellbeing (307 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Literacy and English (184 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Modern Languages (140 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Numeracy and Maths (186 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Religious and Moral Education (156 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Sciences (179 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Social Studies (196 KB)

PDF file: Guides for outdoor learning - Technologies (429 KB)

​Explore this learning and assessment resource

From simple learning activities close to schools and settings through to residential experiences and beyond, these outdoor learning documents illustrate how practitioners can contribute positively to the learning journey of Scotland’s children and young people. These resources provides practical, accessible and straightforward advice on how to engage children and young people with learning outdoors. They incorporate ideas for organising learning in the outdoors, for making connections across the curriculum and for planning within curriculum areas.




Tags:

Outdoor Learning; Learning Plan; Learning and assessment