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dc.contributor.authorWaite, Sen
dc.contributor.authorPassy, Ren
dc.contributor.authorGilchrist, Men
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Aen
dc.contributor.authorBlackwell, Ien
dc.contributor.otherDepartment for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Natural England; Historic Englanden

This report presents the key findings from the Natural Connections Demonstration Project, that aimed to encourage teachers to take curricular learning outdoors. The project was commissioned by DEFRA, Natural England and Historic England, and delivered by a team at Plymouth University. 125 schools contributed to the evaluation which found that: 1. schools most likely to engage with outdoor learning displayed strong leadership and were open-minded about trying new things 2. schools reported a statistically-significant increase in the amount of time spent on outdoor learning activity across the project 3. Schools adopted many different models of outdoor learning 4. Schools invested time, goodwill, energy and funding in outdoor learning 5. Over 90 per cent of responding schools agreed that outdoor learning was useful for curriculum delivery 6. Outdoor learning had positive impacts for teachers and pupils 7. the project model of distributed independent brokerage was found to have the capacity to unlock latent demand for outdoor learning in schools, and to support schools in embedding low-cost outdoor learning practice.

dc.format.extent1 - 96en
dc.publisherNatural Englanden
dc.relation.ispartofNatural Connections Demonstration Project, 2012- 2016: Final Reporten
dc.titleNatural Connections Demonstration Project, 2012- 2016: Final Reporten
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities/Plymouth Institute of Education
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA23 Education
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
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rioxxterms.typeTechnical Reporten

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