Recognition and reporting of outdoor learning in primary schools in England

Prince, Heather and Diggory, Olivia (2023) Recognition and reporting of outdoor learning in primary schools in England. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning . Item availability may be restricted.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2023.2166544

Abstract

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) inspects and reports on the quality and effectiveness of educational provision in England. This research explores the extent to which non-mandatory curricular outdoor learning was recognised and reported by Ofsted in their inspections of state-maintained English primary schools (3-11 years) between September 2019 and February 2020. The data obtained from published reports (n=629) using key word searches indicate mainly positive outcomes for pupils who have opportunities for outdoor learning (42% of reports). Seventy two percent of comments related to the Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5 years) where access to an outdoor environment or planned daily outdoor activities is a statutory requirement. Inspectors reported on learning and enjoyment outcomes although some identified the need to develop quality outdoor space and learning. The data provide a proxy measure for the extent, nature and status of outdoor learning at a national level.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 1754-0402
Departments: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 12:15
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6812
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