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12

May

2020

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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5

May

2020

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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14

Oct

2019

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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23

Jul

2019

Life after Licensing

IOL CEO Andy Robinson's - 'Perspective' piece in Horizon's magazine 86

Author: Institute

It’s been two years since I last commented on the future of Adventurous Activity Licensing in these pages (see Perspectives in issue 78).  Since then, the HSE has conducted a consultation and presented the sector and wider stakeholders with three options.

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30

Jan

2019

We’re making progress...but where have all the youth workers gone?

IOL CEO Andy Robinsons' - 'Perspective' piece in Horizons magazine 84

Author: Institute

There had many reasons to pause and reflect in the last quarter.  The reasons include a clear endorsement of a more joined up sector from the HSE, a very encouraging and stimulating sector wide conference and the passing of Roger Orgill, a key influencer of the shape the Institute for Outdoor Learning is today.  All this and more has prompted me to revisit our common purpose as Outdoor Learning practitioners or put another way, to reflect on why we are striving to ensure what we all do is better understood, is more impactful and better valued?

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