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    DescriptionLearning Outside the Classroom outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils. This is the first textbook based around the curriculum for prospective and practising primary and secondary teachers and other outdoor educators. The principles and examples presented are intended to be adapted by teachers to suit the needs of their students in ways that draw upon content offered by the local landscape and its natural and built heritage. Although the focus of this book is 'the real world' beyond the classroom, it is also about good teaching - wherever it takes place. While there are chapters on practical issues such as risk-management and supervising groups outdoors, the chapters on curriculum, sustainability, curiosity, responsibility, and educational communities will serve as a valuable guide for anyone interested in applying educational theory to practice.

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    Learning Outside the Classroom
    Theory and Guidelines for Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Beames, By (author) Pete Higgins, By (author) Robbie Nicol
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415893626
    ISBN 10: 0415893623

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: JNT
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: EDU001000, EDU007000, EDU003000
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    BIC subject category V2: JNWT
    BISAC V2.8: EDU021000
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    DC22: 371.384
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    DC22: 371.3/84
    LC classification: LB1047 .B37 2012
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    Thema V1.0: JNK, JNT, JNW
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white tables
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    23 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Simon Beames is Lecturer in Outdoor Education. He is creator of the Outdoor Journeys program a cross-curricular outdoor learning initiative for school children - and a frequent speaker and workshop-leader for teachers (in training and practising) about how they may 'take learning outdoors'. Pete Higgins is Chair of Outdoor and Environmental Education. He is a member of a number of national and international advisory groups on outdoor and environmental education. For the past 10 years he has been a government advisor on outdoor learning and a member of a UNESCO group working to re-orient teacher education to address sustainable development. Robbie Nicol is Lecturer in Outdoor and Environmental Education. He is a board member of a number of non-governmental organizations, charities and professional institutes, including the European Institute of Outdoor Adventure and Experiential Learning.
    Review quote
    "Learning Outside the Classroom is a well-written, accessible and carefully structured book that is equally applicable to educators wherever they are working. The arguments and ideals of Beames, Higgins and Nicol build a robust foundation for engagement with the outdoors as central to the purposes and practices of all education." -Australian Journal of Outdoor Education "This excellent book should prompt us all to reflect on whether we need to get out more. It includes new teaching ideas and masses of justification for teachers who already make some use of outside spaces, as well as reassurance and practical guidelines for thoese who have become too classroom-bound." -Learning & Teaching Update
    Table of contents
    Preface 1. Introduction and overview 2. Learning across the curriculum 3. Sustainable development education 4. Local landscape 5. Harnessing student curiosity 6. Enabling students to take responsibilities 7. Building community partnerships 8. Leading people outdoors 9. Administration and risk management 10. Putting it all together: Developing an action plan to take learning outdoors