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Case Study: One Schools’ Journey to Embed Outdoor Learning
Useful Resources for Learning Outside the Classroom
Do your students give up easily? Do your students interrupt you and each other? Do your students blurt out answers before thinking?
The 16 ‘Habits of Mind’ from Art Costa represent, in our view, an excellent framework for a range of attitudes, behaviours and practices that can be extremely useful for teachers and students to adopt. According to the framework the three questions above would suggest the students need to learn to persist, to listen with understanding and empathy and to manage their impulsivity.
So to briefly recap on the work of Dweck in the context of school learning.
Of our two mind-sets ‘growth’ or ‘fixed’ what we are firstly aiming to do as educators is raise self awareness in our pupils as to which one they unconsciously adopt when facing difficulty.
Do they say “I can’t do it” and give up easily?
The fixed mind-set is wedded the belief that you can either do things or not. You’re ether ‘good at this’ on a first attempt or not.We should therefore do the stuff we’re naturally good at and avoid the rest.
Overcoming the Blocks and Barriers to Outdoor Learning
During our staff training we bring along a range of simple, low cost resources that can be easily acquired by schools to make this a reality. We offer an idea below that help provide a huge range of learning activities.
How to Maximse Your School Grounds For Outdoor Learning
The 5 Key Elements to Successful Learning Outside the Classroom
Is Your Outdoor Learning ‘Blood Stream’ or ‘Bolt On’? 7 key indicators
Transforming Your School Grounds for Outdoor Learning
How To Develop Your School Grounds For Outdoor Learning …Even With A Tiny Budget
Ideas for outdoor learning in the humanities and beyond