In 1989, the United Nations introduced the Convention on the Rights of the Child which was ratified by the United Kingdom in 1991. In the Convention on the Rights of the Child article 31 states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities […] Continue reading →
December 28, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on Let’s Make Space for Outdoor Learning
Outdoor learning was never a big focus throughout my primary years despite the large field and beautiful Moray Coast on which the school was situated. It was never a topic that was negotiated within our classes and I remember looking out of the window on numerous occasions wishing I was running around in the fresh […] Continue reading →
October 6, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on Schools – are they just an educational conveyor belt?
Following discussion in a recent lecture about the function of schools in modern day society, I have reflected upon my views of formal education in Britain. Despite considering this during our first year study of sociology, I believe looking at global education systems, within the 2CM5 module, and through research into the proposed changes of […] Continue reading →
October 2, 2015
by Kirsty Gallacher Comments Off on Sweden vs UK – Early Years
I recently had a lecture on Comparative Education, and it focused on the difference in Early Years in Sweden compared to the UK. I was completely shocked at the difference, and it really opened up my eyes to how these differences can affect a child’s learning. First of all, Early Years in Sweden lasts until […] Continue reading →
October 2, 2015
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on The “Running Revolution” in Stirling.
For this blog post, I am going to look at Outdoor Education in particular comparing Sweden and the UK (in particular St Ninians, Stirling). After our lecture inputs Brenda, I found myself in awe at Sweden and their approach to learning. I am very keen to learn more about outdoor education and this is what […] Continue reading →