At the start of each of the National Curriculum Outdoors books you will find a research-based introduction written by Sue Waite.
At the back of each of the National Curriculum Outdoors books you will find a bibliography identifying books and journal articles and other resources that underpinned and supported the writing in the series.
Click on the link below to find an e-copy of the Y6 book to see what this looks like:
New for 2023! Organisations in Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK took part in a 3- year Erasmus+ funded ‘Natural Schooling project led by Deborah Lambert (WeST Learning Institute).
The value and impact of the Natural Schooling project is clearly evident in the data gathered and evaluated in the evaluation report written by Josie Cuffe (WeST Learning Institute) and advised by Sue Waite..
A free CPD programme of 5 key elements (written by Deborah Lambert and advised by Sue Waite) supports understanding of how a natural schooling approach can be developed in a school setting, using case studies from the Natural Schooling project, reflection on practice and current research.
To find out more and download the project handbook, evaluation report and CPD booklet here: https://nationalcurriculumoutdoors.com/erasmus%2Bnatural-schooling
Almers, E., Askerlund, P., Samuelsson, T. & Waite, S. (2020) Children’s preferences for schoolyard features and understanding of ecosystem service innovations – a study in five Swedish preschools, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2020.1773879 [OPEN ACCESS]
Edwards-Jones, A., Waite, S. & Passy, R. (2018) Falling into LINE: school strategies for overcoming challenges associated with learning in natural environments (LINE), Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. 46 (1), 49-63. DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2016.1176066
Marchant E, Todd C, Cooksey R, Dredge S, Jones H, Reynolds D, et al. (2019) Curriculum-based outdoor learning for children aged 9-11: A qualitative analysis of pupils’ and teachers’ views. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0212242. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212242
Natural England: The People and Nature survey for England: children’s survey 2020 available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/the-people-and-nature-survey-for-england-child-data-wave-1-experimental-statistics/the-people-and-nature-survey-for-england-childrens-survey-experimental-statistics#fnref:4
Quay, J., Gray, T., Thomas, G. et al. (2020) What future/s for outdoor and environmental education in a world that has contended with COVID-19?. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education 23, 93-117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42322-020-00059-2
Waite, S. (2020) Where are we going? International views on Purposes, Practices and Barriers in School-based Outdoor Learning. Special Issue: Outdoor Adventure Education: Trends and New Directions. Education Sciences, 10, 311; https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/10/11/311
Waite, S., Goodenough, A., Norris, V. & Puttick, N. (2016) From little acorns: environmental action as a source of ecological wellbeing, Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 34 (1), 43-61. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643944.2015.1119879
Waite, S., Rutter, O., Fowle, A. & Edwards-Jones, A. (2015) Diverse aims, challenges and opportunities for assessing outdoor learning: a critical examination of three cases from practice, Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, 45 (1), 51-67. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03004279.2015.1042987
Waite, S., Rogers, S. & Evans J. (2013) Freedom, flow and fairness: exploring how children develop socially at school through outdoor play, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13 (3), 255-276. DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2013.798590
Waite, S. (2013) ‘Knowing your place in the world’: how place and culture support and obstruct educational aims. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43 (4), 413-434. DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2013.792787
Waite, S. (2011) Teaching and learning outside the classroom: personal values, alternative pedagogies and standards, Education 3-13, 39 (1), 65-82. DOI: 10.1080/03004270903206141
Waite, S. (2010) Losing our way?: declining outdoor opportunities for learning for children aged between 2 and 11. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. 10 (2), 111- 126. DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2010.531087
Waite, S. (2007) 'Memories are made of this': some reflections on outdoor learning and recall. Education 3-13, 35 (4), pp. 333 - 347. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004270701602459
Waite, S. & Goodenough, A. (2018) What is different about Forest School? Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. 21 (1), 25-44 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42322-017-0005-2
Transforming outdoor learning in schools Plymouth University. Natural connections Demonstration project (2016) available online: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/uploads/production/document/path/7/7634/Transforming_Outdoor_Learning_in_Schools_SCN.pdf
Additional resources, links and discussion can be found under the 'research and evidence' topic tabs on the National Curriculum Outdoors Facebook group
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