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New IOL Outdoor Learning Research website

The Institute for Outdoor Learning, based in Cumbria, United Kingdom, has launched a new website dedicated to research showing the benefits of outdoor learning to individuals and society.

The new website which can be found here features:

Research Reports – evolving research and practice development in outdoor learning.

Research Hubs – a network of academics and practitioners discussing and evaluating research in outdoor learning.

Article Archives from Horizons Magazine – FREE access to search, view and download articles on outdoor learning and related topics from this key outdoor practitioners magazine, going back nearly 15 years. That’s over 500 articles – and counting….!

Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling Report

Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling – a Pathways from Evidence to Impact Report 2016  looks at 21 inter/national school-based outdoor learning case studies from 11 countries – highlighting challenges and opportunities, and making recommendations for improving delivery and evaluation of programmes. Executive summary is below. Full report can be downloaded here.

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NOEC 2016 celebrated Australia’s OE Community

NOEC 2016, held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the week after Easter was a huge success according to OEA Chaiperson, James McIntosh.

Many delegates were forthcoming in thanking the organisers, OEAQ, for the collective effort that had gone into making it a substantial event.

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The Australian Outdoor Education Leadership Survey closing soon

A research study aimed at identifying the knowledge, skill and practical experience required of outdoor education leaders in Australia is currently underway.

Doctoral researcher, David Marsden from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, is calling on outdoor professionals from organisations that provide services to schools to participate in the Australian Outdoor Education Leadership Survey.  If you are an outdoor leader, educator, guide, instructor, coordinator or manager working in any context from residential camping to international expeditions then the survey is targeted at you.
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