Key policies supporting outdoor learning in Scotland.
Key Policies – Outdoor Learning in Scotland
As part of Learning for Sustainability, outdoor learning is an expectation for all children in Scotland’s education system.
Since 2006 we have moved towards a curriculum and professional standards for teachers that requires outdoor learning to be a ‘regular and progressive experience for all learners’. All school leaders are expected to support this vision ongoing.
We have an expectation for all early years and childcare settings to facilitate ‘free play’, ‘risk and challenge’ and ‘contact with nature’ on a daily basis.
Below are a few key documents that help outline the position for outdoor learning in Scotland.