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Contemporary Approaches to Outdoor Learning

Animals, the Environment and New Methods

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Examines contemporary developments in outdoor learning

  • Draws together research-driven and practitioner pieces

  • Calls for an exploration of alternatives to test-based educational approaches

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education (PSAE)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

About this book

This book explores contemporary developments in outdoor learning, where the outdoors is seen as the context rather than the subject of learning. Ranging from pathfinder pieces written by practitioners to rigorous research-based pieces of work, the book explores the growing interest in animals as the basis for wider learning strategies as well as drawing together a wide range of outdoor learning approaches for all ages. Within these two discrete sections the contributors, who are drawn from a wide range of practitioners, academics and researchers, describe and analyse innovative approaches that address the need to explore alternatives to current test-based approaches to education in the western world. The whole offers a contemporary, informative, alternative approach to outdoor learning for teachers, practitioners and students.

Roger Cutting is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. He worked as an Associate Professor in Environmental Education for 16 years before becoming Education Lead at the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth.

Rowena Passy is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. She has a long-standing interest in learning outdoors, shifting in her 40s from competitive horse-riding and teaching to academia, and is currently researching the effects of volunteering in the natural world.

Keywords

  • Outdoor Learning
  • Animal Pedagogies
  • Adventure Learning
  • Alternative Education
  • Learning with animals

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Education, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

    Roger Cutting, Rowena Passy

About the editors

Roger Cutting is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. He worked as an Associate Professor in Environmental Education for 16 years before becoming Education Lead at the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth.

Rowena Passy is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. She has a long-standing interest in learning outdoors, shifting in her 40s from competitive horse-riding and teaching to academia, and is currently researching the effects of volunteering in the natural world.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Contemporary Approaches to Outdoor Learning

  • Book Subtitle: Animals, the Environment and New Methods

  • Editors: Roger Cutting, Rowena Passy

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85095-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-85094-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-85095-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 259

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Alternative Education, Environmental and Sustainability Education

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-85095-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)