Outdoor education

definition

Utilization of the outdoor environment to promote experiential learning and enrich the curriculum.

example of use

Outdoor education includes both environmental education and education for sustainable development, as they are a part of NCC. McRae (1990) has further divided outdoor education into knowledge focused outdoor teaching and learning, ecologically focused outdoor environmental education and outdoor leisure education that is focused on personal growth. In this study, outdoor education includes all these aspects, as these aspects are all part of an ordinary school day and National Core Curriculum for Basic Education (2004) (Smeds, Jeronen, Kurppa and Vieraankivi, 2011: 268).

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