Editorial for BERA Blog Special Issue: Wellbeing and being outdoors (guest editor)

Hayes, Tracy, Leather, Mark F and Passy, Rowena (2021) Editorial for BERA Blog Special Issue: Wellbeing and being outdoors (guest editor). Blog post .

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Abstract

Over the past year, as we have been forced to slow down and restrict our activities because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is has become apparent just how important it is for our health and wellbeing to have access to a local outdoor space. From an educational perspective, there has been a surge of interest in the links between outdoor learning and wellbeing, and colleagues around the world have been sharing inspirational work that is aimed at supporting educators in taking their teaching and learning outside.
In response to these developments, we have brought together a BERA Blog special issue that is focused on the five ‘ways to wellbeing’ introduced by the New Economics Foundation (Aked et al., 2008). To their framework of taking notice, connecting, learning, being active and giving, we have added a sixth of ‘slowing down’. Our contributors, who come from New Zealand, India, Finland, Slovenia and the UK, each provide their take on these different ways in which we can contribute to wellbeing, whether it is through taking these different steps ourselves, sharing them with others, or incorporating them into our everyday teaching.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Blog post
Publisher: BERA
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Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Social Work, Children and Families
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 10:59
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 10:59
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6217

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