Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

by Simon Beames
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415893623

ISBN-13: 9780415893626

Pub. Date: 09/06/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Learning Outside the Classroom outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils. This is the first textbook based around the curriculum for

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Learning Outside the Classroom outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils. This is the first textbook based around the curriculum for prospective and practising primary and secondary teachers and other outdoor educators. The principles and examples presented are intended to be adapted by teachers to suit the needs of their students in ways that draw upon content offered by the local landscape and its natural and built heritage. Although the focus of this book is ‘the real world’ beyond the classroom, it is also about good teaching — wherever it takes place. While there are chapters on practical issues such as risk-management and supervising groups outdoors, the chapters on curriculum, sustainability, curiosity, responsibility, and educational communities will serve as a valuable guide for anyone interested in applying educational theory to practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415893626
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction and overview

2. Learning across the curriculum

3. Sustainable development education

4. Local landscape

5. Harnessing student curiosity

6. Enabling students to take responsibilities

7. Building community partnerships

8. Leading people outdoors

9. Administration and risk management

10. Putting it all together: Developing an action plan to take learning outdoors

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