Share your experience and good practice
Who can write an article for Horizons?
If you are part of the Outdoor Learning community you are welcome to
submit your stories, no matter whether you are starting out, mid-career,
or a veteran with a wealth of experience: we all have something valuable
to contribute. The very best people to write articles for Outdoor
Learning professionals are Outdoor Learning professionals, so please
don’t worry if writing an article is outside of your comfort zone as
we’re most interested in how your article can support or inspire
Why should you write an article?
If we are all generous in sharing our good practice, bright ideas and
insights, our personal practice benefits, our participants benefit and
our Outdoor Learning community benefits.
Writing an article for Horizons is one way to influence the future of
Outdoor Learning. Your article will be distributed far and wide,
reaching Outdoor Learning professionals with a variety of specialisms.
Your article will also be added to our archive- available for future
generations to reflect, and build upon your good practice.
Get some article inspiration
To help you get inspired, have a look at some of our regular features:
‘How to…’ articles. Have you got any practical tips which will
help others develop their own practice? We are looking for ‘step by
step’ information on everything from mountain bike drills, knot tying,
and risk assessments, to pond dipping and outdoor art.
‘The inside story’. Have you tried and tested something in your
own practice which has worked well? Has your organisation made changes
which have improved good practice? Have you overcome a challenge which
has led to improvements to your practice? How have you used Outdoor
Learning to help participants manage/ overcome their social, emotional
and behavioural needs?
‘Thinking ahead’. What’s your opinion on the future of Outdoor
Learning? What challenges do practitioners and organisations face? How
will our ideas of good practice need to evolve? What can we learn from
sharing good practice between different countries and regions?
‘Past times’. Has the Outdoor Learning community lost sight of
something important from past practice? How has your practice changed
over the years? What lessons have you learnt?
‘Scanning the horizon’. Have you got any news snippets which
might be useful to our members? These could be useful resources,
summaries of research, brief examples of good practice, or extending
discussions from articles in previous issues.
If you have an article or idea which doesn’t fit within the regular
features, still get in touch as we’re always interested in something new.
Some other popular themes and topics include: career progression; research
and evaluation; delivering specific curriculum (including science, art,
music) using Outdoor Learning; Outdoor Adventure Therapy, plus much more.