Progression towards what? Autonomy as a goal for outdoor learning

Harvey, David (2020) Progression towards what? Autonomy as a goal for outdoor learning. In: LED Showcase Conference 2020, 3rd December 2020, Online. (Unpublished)

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In the UK, the notion of progression in outdoor learning (OL) is almost taken for granted. The recently launched UK Outdoor Citizen campaign calls for ‘progressive experiences from birth to adulthood that build on each other to develop knowledge, skills and familiarity with the outdoors (Outdoor Citizens, 2020), and the English Outdoor Council (2015), in their Guide to High Quality Outdoor Learning, suggest progression as a core theme. However, progression is a contested term and in the field of OL can be interpreted in a range of different ways depending on time frame, potential outcomes and opportunities. A number of challenges are evident: clarifying and articulating what progression means in terms of OL; interpreting progression for practitioners working in a range of contexts; and understanding how the idea of progression can be utilised to lend coherency to the various sectors with an interest in the natural environment and learning and development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Departments: Learning Education and Development (LED)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 13:43
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:30


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