The benefits of outdoor learning

Outdoor learning has huge benefits for children and teachers — so why isn’t it used in more schools? ⎮40 sec read

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Jun 10, 2019
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Children use mobile devices for education and recreational activities, with the great outdoors remaining outside of the box. But there is a growing trend for teachers to break out of the classroom's four walls to deliver art, science and math classes in green spaces. This novel avenue for learning has attracted its fair share of popularity in schools as reported by Emily MarchantCharlotte Todd and Sinead Brophy in their article, Outdoor learning has huge benefits for children and teachers — so why isn’t it used in more schools? published by The Conversation. When you think about the topics discussed in these subjects, outdoor learning makes a lot of sense and is a refreshing take on education.

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