The challenges of social inclusion in outdoor education: can tortoise and hare learn together?

Hayes, Tracy (2014) The challenges of social inclusion in outdoor education: can tortoise and hare learn together? In: Being there: Slow, fast, traditional, wild, urban, natural… 2013 Adventure Conference, 21-23 May 2013, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, UK.

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Abstract

This paper makes use of Aesop’s Fable, the Tortoise and the Hare, to explore how we can facilitate outdoor learning in a way that helps to develop connections with nature. For many, especially young people and those experiencing physical and/or mental ill health, stepping outside into a natural environment can be a real challenge. Some of the themes explored: Potential barriers to participation - when Doing gets in the way of Being in nature; The role of the facilitator in fostering comfort rather than initiating concern (distress); The use of stories within outdoor education to foster familiarity, comfort and connections.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher: The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research
ISSN: 9780992971403
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Working with Children and Families
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2016 15:58
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 05:34
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2411

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