Fri 22nd Aug '14 08:58
Thu 17th Jul '14 14:58
Fri 23rd May '14 10:11
Research: School trips improve weaker pupils' writing
http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/05/21/school-trips-and-structured-writing-helps-secondary-students-catch-up-with-classmates.aspx A school trip to the zoo could help a struggling pupil to learn how to read or write, according to a new report.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/writing-about-my-day-at-the-zoo-can-help-a-childs-literacy-survey-finds-9413381.html It aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and can be used to teach most genres of writing, including narrative writing. Memorable experiences, such as trips to local landmarks or visits from World War II veterans, were used as a focus for writing lessons.
http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/using-self-regulation-to-improve-writing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is one of 4 project evaluations just published http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/projects-a-z/?tile=3&ids=0|531|595|529|530
Not all the others appear to show such strong effects/impact
Mon 4th Nov '13 09:47
Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Playing and learning
This week I had the pleasure of attending the House of Commons to speak at the launch of the Play Safety Forum's revised guidance on Managing Risk in Play Provision. It was good to chat with a number of dedicated people who are passionate about seeing children learn important lessons about life from outdoor play. HSE was happy to support the production of the guidance and drafted a joint high level statement with Play Safety Forum, which is included in the publication.
Wed 23rd Oct '13 13:37
Tue 8th Oct '13 14:10
The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom
Fri 12th Apr '13 12:53
Classes outside 'help children learn' later in life
Mon 3rd Dec '12 14:26
How school trips can raise standards
Guardian Round table debate
Outdoor learning is in a class of its own
Learning outside the classroom builds children's confidence and can transform their relationships with teachers. So how can schools be encouraged to organise more outdoor activities? More...
Tue 27th Nov '12 11:39
This example shows how Neston High School secures high attainment and levels of progress through a well-integrated curriculum with a broad programme of learning outside the classroom (LOTC). This includes many residential visits, day trips and activities in the local environment. A ‘can do’ culture, more than any of the formal systems, adds the most value to enabling students to achieve well and thrive.
Tue 25th Sep '12 12:39
Latest update 24.09.2012 15:57 Our Natural Childhood Inquiry has found that parents need more support to make the outdoors a part of everyday family life if we’re to avoid rearing a generation completely cut off from the natural world.