Education Scotland is pleased to announce the launch today of the Teaching Learning Outdoors professional learning course. This course and associated guidance – relevant to teachers from all sectors- has been developed by SAPOE (Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education) and benefited from £17,250 of Scottish Government funding aimed at supporting outdoor learning. This has allowed this course to be made available, free of charge, to practitioners across Scotland through the Professional Learning and Leadership platform on the Education Scotland website.
It has never been more important to get our children and young people learning outdoors. This six step professional learning resource will guide you through the opportunities for outdoor learning, why it is so important and beneficial and to help you plan high quality progressive outdoor learning experiences. The course features videos, presentations and reflective questions looking at aspects of learning in the outdoor context; the health benefits, partners that can support you, policy context and links to key guidance, and learning and teaching resources.
The course can be found on Education Scotland’s Professional Learning and Leadership platform: https://professionallearning.education.gov.scot/learn/learning-activities/teaching-learning-outdoors/step-1/
In collaboration with our outdoor learning partners, Education Scotland has also produced a Wakelet featuring resources and guidance on Outdoor Learning and Learning for Sustainability: https://wke.lt/w/s/beXl3C. We are also running a series of outdoor learning webinars with our partners: https://professionallearning.education.gov.scot/learn/events/. These webinars will be recorded and shared online to allow practitioners to view at a later date.