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learning across the curriculum

Why take learning outdoors?

In order to make the curriculum come alive, we need to provide the opportunity for students to learn in authentic contexts. As educators we should be using all resources at our disposal and there is, quite literally, a whole world outside those four walls.

Classroom learning is of course an essential element in education; however equally important is the ability to transfer learning, to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. Learning outdoors allows us to move away from the abstraction and fragmentation of traditional education and provides the opportunity for authentic learning experiences.