Learning outside the classroom has been high on the political agenda for several years now, but recent Ofsted reports indicate that this can be confined to termly or yearly trips, as an 'extra'. This book provides a convincing and readable promotion of regular outdoor learning. It draws on relevant research to reinforce that working in 'real' environments benefits children's all-round development - cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually. This is illustrated through a wide range of engaging activities, from how to make a scarecrow, to interpreting a painting in a gallery, from getting the best from a library visit, to how best to attack a medieval castle. This practical guide for busy teachers will help them to link what they do in and out of the class. It's a must for every staffroom bookshelf.
Dr Russell Grigg is Executive Head of Research at the Wales Centre for Equity in Education. He has written widely in the field of primary education including outstanding teaching and has more than twenty-five years' experience in various roles as teacher, researched, inspector and consultant. Helen Lewis is Programme Director for PGCE Primary at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has extensive experience as a primary school teacher, numeracy consultant, school inspector and senior leader. She has a particular interest in teacher education, children's learning and the development of thinking.
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