Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Outdoor learning: the secret to improving behaviour in schools | WWF education partner zone | The Guardian

Outdoor learning: the secret to improving behaviour in schools | WWF education partner zone | The Guardian

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“It’s all about purpose. Simply letting a class of 30 outdoors for a lesson does not make it learning. The children need boundaries, to be channelled with some clear tasks – but the difference is that nearly all of them will respond to being outside,” she says, remembering a time when her year 5 pupils spent time outdoors measuring angles on playground equipment and learning simple algebra using leaves and twigs. “Afterwards, every single pupil knew their angles and the basic premise of algebra – it was wonderful to see.”
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