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Teacher perspectives on place-responsive outdoor education

Author(s): 
Mike Brown

 

Outdoor education is often perceived as a series of activities involving novel physical challenges in remote settings or at specialist residential camps. Unfortunately, such experiences can be somewhat distant from the everyday lives of students and expensive to conduct. This research investigates teachers’ perspectives on conducting local outdoor education programmes. The findings reveal that this approach is a viable means of outdoor education provision. It is hoped that other teachers will see opportunities to broaden how they conduct outdoor education programmes, and in so doing open up avenues for more students to be engaged in learning outdoors.

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