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An introduction to theory of change

Author: Institute

An introduction to theory of change: Blog 1

By Dave Harvey and Lucy Maynard

One thing that the pandemic has demonstrated is that this is a time for innovation.

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Brave new world? Or is it back to basics?

IOL CEO Andy Robinson's - 'Perspective' piece in Horizon's magazine 90

Author: Institute

I believe the spring and summer of 2020 has the potential to have some big impacts on the world of Outdoor Learning; more than the many lost learning opportunities and challenging economic and social impacts. The really significant interruptions to routine and established practice experienced by most of us, have forced a time of reflection and raised questions about the role and value of purposeful and planned time in the outdoors.

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Getting profile on the BBC - Andy Robinson IOL CEO writes.....

BBC 'Countryfile' programme features outdoor education

Author: Institute

BBCs Countryfile programme features the challenges facing outdoor education and children and young people’s access to outdoor learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thinking about circles: Outdoor Learning and the circular economy

Author: Carmen Byrne

Since beginning a 10-week circular economy course with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), I’ve started to think more about how Outdoor Learning fits within a wider push for positive economic change.

Yup, you read that correctly… I’m thinking about Outdoor Learning as one of the cornerstones for enabling widespread economic transition. 

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Natural Capital

Measuring nature or getting better at valuing what we do?

I trained as an accountant before I realised that measuring finance doesn’t necessarily reveal real value or lead to the best and most meaningful outcomes. As a result, I may have a slightly distorted view when I start talking about Natural Capital.

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