Curriculum-based outdoor learning for children aged 9-11: a qualitative analysis of pupils’ and teachers’ views

The relationship between child health, wellbeing and education demonstrates that healthier and happier children achieve higher educational attainment. An engaging curriculum that facilitates children in achieving their academic potential has strong implications for educational outcomes, future employment prospects, and health and wellbeing during adulthood. Outdoor learning is a pedagogical approach used to enrich learning, enhance school engagement and improve pupil health and wellbeing. However, its non-traditional means of achieving curricular aims are not yet recognised beyond the early years by education inspectorates. This requires evidence into its acceptability from those at the forefront of delivery. This study aimed to explore headteachers’, teachers’ and pupils’ views and experiences of an outdoor learning programme within the key stage two curriculum (ages 9–11) in South Wales, United Kingdom.

author
Marchant, Emily
Todd, Charlotte
Cooksey, Roxanne
Dredge, Samuel
Jones, Hope
Reynolds, David
Stratton, Gareth
Dwyer, Russell
Lyons, Ronan
Brophy, Sinead
language
eng
date
2019
Pages
24 p.
regions
Europe
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themes
Teaching-learning strategies
Educational psychology
Pays
UK
levels
Secondary education

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