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'Outdoor Learning Across the Curriculum' - New book

Published on 19 September 2023

'Outdoor Learning Across the Curriculum' - New book

Theory and Guidelines for Practice

Following the acclaim for Learning Outside the Classroom in 2012, this latest book more deeply explains how well constructed outdoor learning experiences can benefit children and young people’s academic development and health and wellbeing.

Outdoor Learning Across the Curriculum outlines the theory and practice to enable preservice and experienced primary and secondary school teachers to systematically incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities, in a range of environments and with diverse groups of students. Six of the chapters are substantially re-worked versions of the 2012 book, two are completely re-imagined, and four are entirely new.


Topics for developing learning and teaching outdoors include:

Inclusive educational design

Learning for sustainability

Community-based learning

The role of student curiosity and wonder

Evidencing learning

Developing a whole school approach

Place-responsive education

Integrating digital technology

With practical and engaging chapters containing aims, case studies, and guidelines for practice, this timely book provides teachers the tools with which they can integrate outdoor learning into their daily timetable. It will also be a valuable resource to other professions which use the outdoors for educational purposes.


By Simon Beames, Peter Higgins, Robbie Nicol and Dr Heidi Smith


ISBN 9780367819330

186 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

Published September 14, 2023 by Routledge


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