Explorers and Adventurers – Outdoor Learning for PS2 and PS3

During this practical course we explore how, through skilled teaching and facilitation, outdoor learning readily becomes a stimulating source of fascination and inquiry.
  • Booking Code: EA01
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: School Based

Explorers and Adventurers – Outdoor Learning for PS2 and PS3

1 day course

‘Outdoor Learning’ is a broad term used to describe outdoor play, whole school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development programmes, expeditions, team building, education for sustainability, adventure therapy … and more.’ Roger Greenaway

This course provides a platform for exploring the possibilities in the outdoors for older learners.

Outdoor Learning values direct experience as it provides a dramatic contrast to the indoor environment for learners of all ages.   It can be more motivating and inviting.  It can have a greater impact and credibility for children who are deemed to be ‘nature deficient’.

During this practical course we explore how, through skilled teaching and facilitation, outdoor learning readily becomes a stimulating source of fascination and inquiry.  We consider the practicalities and barriers which need addressing within different contexts.

Course participants will:

  • Consider how the outdoor environment can support the development of skills and open the door to the unexpected for learners of all ages.
  • Explore the potential of their own school site and community context.
  • Understand how first hand, everyday experiences can contribute to developing ‘Contexts for Learning’ with children.
  • Consider ways to promote higher-order, learner-initiated opportunities in the outdoors.
  • Discuss the adult’s role in supporting learning outdoors for older children.
  • Share tips and ideas to take back and start the next day!

Target Audience: Primary Teachers in PS2 and PS3, and School Leaders

This course can be delivered in-school only.

Please be prepared for outdoor learning and come suitably clothed.

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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