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Teaching Outdoors Creatively

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Pickering


152 pages | 51 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2017-04-25
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Teaching Outdoors Creatively offers guidance and a variety of exciting ideas to suit the full range of primary schools and locations. Underpinned by current research and practical experience, it investigates innovative approaches to working creatively with children beyond the classroom.

While recognising the diverse needs and opportunities that primary schools have to develop the outdoors as part of their curriculum, it presents a broad range of activities, philosophies and approaches. Key themes explored include:

  • Understanding and using local and home environments
  • Investigating streets and buildings in your area
  • Planning fieldwork
  • Using rivers to inspire children
  • Forest schools
  • Beach schools
  • Physical education outdoors
  • Learning through adventure.

 Teaching Outdoors Creatively supports teaching and learning in a wide range of settings, from schools in rural and urban areas, to off-site outdoor education centres and residential visits. With a focus on developing effective and stimulating learning environments for children it is a must-have resource for all busy trainee and practising teachers.

Table of Contents

1. Everyday Places and Spaces: What is Outdoor Learning? Stephen Pickering

2. Taking the Learning Outdoors at KS1: Extending Early Years Practice in 5 to 7 Julia Tanne

3. Streetwork: Investigating Streets and Buildings in the Local Area Stephen Scoffham

4. Creative Fieldwork: Whose Place is this Anyway? Paula Owens

5. Storying the Outdoors Sharon Witt

6. Forest School: Opportunities for Creative and Spiritual Growth Sara Knight

7. Beach Schools Margaret MacKintosh

8. Curious Explorations: Using Rivers to Foster Awe and Wonder Jane Whittle

9. Creative Approaches for Teaching Physical Education in the Outdoors Sarah Williams

10. Creative Approaches to Teaching through Adventure Lee Pritchard and Colin Wood

11. The Future Outdoors: Learning from Around the World Stephen Pickering

About the Editor

Stephen Pickering is Course Leader for Primary and Outdoor Education and Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Worcester, UK

About the Series

Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series

The Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series offers support and ideas for student and practising teachers, enriching their knowledge, understanding and pedagogic experience in relation to creative teaching and learning. Packed with imaginative ideas and practical suggestions, the books are underpinned by theory and research to help teachers develop more creative approaches to teaching and to successfully engage their students with the subject. Theoretical perspectives from both the particular subject domain and field of creativity are included throughout to widen teachers’ knowledge and increase the contemporary relevance of the texts. The books highlight the importance of developing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as their attitudes and engagement in learning, while references to relevant research help to inform teachers’ own research and writing for initial teacher training and professional development purposes.

The series complements the textbook Learning to Teach in the Primary School, edited by J. Arthur and T. Cremin, but the books are also able to stand alone. They reflect the evolving nature of subject teaching in the primary school and profile the integration of the core curriculum into a wider, more creative, primary curriculum.

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