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Outdoor & Woodland Learning training - guidance for teachers and practitioners

Created by FEI Admin Scotland | Published 11.22.16

INTRODUCTION

Getting started:Are you interested in developing your outdoor teaching and learning practice but baffled by the different terminology? Are you unsure which methods and activities best meet your needs? The aim of this resource is to help you to make informed choices depending on your particular setting, and illustrate clear progression pathways.

Remember, you don’t need formal training or a qualification to take children outdoors, but often training can help you to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in your outdoor practice, and add breadth and depth to the experience of the groups you work with.

Who is this for?This resource has been developed to support teachers, educators, policy makers and anyone involved with outdoor learning, including those using a woodland setting. This includes those interested in the therapeutic value of natural spaces and woodlands for young people and adults with particular needs. There are a wide range of approaches to learning outdoors for different settings and needs. Follow the link to this Outdoor Learning Directory summary table resource listing training programmes and courses provided by Environment & Forestry and partners in Scotland, with links provided for further details on individual courses or programmes.