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:
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]
Davis, B. Rea, T. & Waite, S. (2006) The Special Nature of the Outdoors: its contribution to the education of children aged 3-11, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 10, (2), 3-12.
Goodenough, A. Waite, S. & Wright, N. (2020) Place as partner: material and affective intra-play between young people and trees, Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1783435.
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
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