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Introduction - Sue Waite Section 1: THINKING ACROSS THE WHOLE 1. Theoretical Perspectives on Learning Outside the Classroom - Relationships Between Learning and Place - Sue Waite and Nick Pratt 2. Methods of Assessment and Evaluation for Learning Outside the Classroom - Sue Waite, Orlando Rutter and Adrian Fowle 3. What is the change? Evaluating the Moorland Classroom's Effect on Children - David Gurnett and David Weatherly 4. A Global View of Learning Outside the Classroom - Peter Bensten, Susanno Ho, Tonia Gray and Sue Waite Section 2: OUTDOOR PRACTICE ACROSS EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 5. Very Young Children Learning Outdoors: Its Place in the Schooling System - Valerie Huggins and Karen Wickett 6. Developing Whole School Approaches to Integrated Indoor / Outdoor Teaching - Simon Beames, Beth Christie and Ian Blackwell 7. Outdoor Pedagogies in Support of Transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1 - Sue Rogers, Sue Waite and Julie Evans 8. Technology and its Role Outside the Classroom - Miles Opie, Keith Ansell and Emma Goto 9. Special Educational Needs and Disability and Learning Outside the Classroom - Roger Hooper Section 3: CURRICULUM AREAS 10. English, Communication and Language and Language Outside the Classroom - Howard Cotton 11. Understanding Mathematics Outside the Classroom - Nick Pratt 12. Science and Technology Outside the Classroom: Embedding Learning Outside the Classroom into the Science National Curriculum - Beth Gompertz and Kelly Davis 13. Understanding Places and People Through History and Geography Outside the Classroom - James Bettany, Roger Cutting and Orla Kelly 14. The Arts - Lesley Cusworth 15. Physical Development, Health and Well-Being: the role of Physical Education - Michelle Roberts and Debbie Lambert Section 4: PARTNERS AND PROGRESSION 16. The Renaissance of Residential Experiences: their Contribution to Outdoor Learning - Chris Loynes 17. Forest School: Core Principles in Changing Times - Mel McCree and Jon Cree 18. School Gardens and the School Food Plan: Contributing to a Culture of Healthy Living - Abigail Page, Myles Bremner and Rowena Passy 19. How the Outdoor Environmental Sector can Support Schools - Beth Brook 20. Making a Difference: Learning on a Grand Scale - Sue Waite

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Sue Waite is Associate Professor (Reader) in Outdoor Learning in Plymouth Institute of Education at Plymouth University, investigating how place, people and pedagogies interact to support positive societal outcomes in play, learning, health and wellbeing through the great outdoors. A qualified primary school teacher, over the last 20 years, Sue has published widely in academic and practitioner journals and edited books. Her research projects have included a sequence on Forest School practices and principles, a series looking at youth benefits from living and engaging with activities within National Parks, Economic and Social Science Research Council grants looking at 'Opportunities afforded by the outdoors for alternative pedagogies in children's transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1' and 'Understanding educational and wellbeing implications of learning outside the classroom through cross-national collaboration'. She also conducted a study about the effect of camping on children's educational outcomes for the Camping and Caravanning Club. A BIG Lottery Research Programme award, Good from Woods, developed research capacity in third sector organisations to investigate 'Social cohesion and well-being deriving from woodland activities' and more recently the Natural Connections Demonstration Project, the largest outdoor learning project in the UK commissioned by Natural England, DEFRA and Historic England, provided strong evidence for multiple positive outcomes of curricular learning in local natural environments. She sits on Editorial Boards of several international journals: Pastoral Care in Education, Education 3-13, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education and the Journal of Experiential Learning.

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