Immersing pupils in nature, as a context for learning

Teaching in Nature

The Teaching in Nature programme is suitable for teachers who want to extend learning opportunities into natural locations, outside of school grounds.

It is a yearlong programme that supports you to plan, implement and evaluate a challenging and fun outdoor learning experience for your pupils – using the context of nature and natural places.

If you would like to find out more about our work, then take a look at the projects we’ve worked on, and those we have planned for the future.

How does the course work?

Using place based learning, you and your learners will engage in places and nature in a deep and meaningful way. It will help you embed outdoor learning in your teaching practice and planning. This course will also give you the confidence and skills to deliver quality learning experiences in the outdoors and by challenging you to share that learning with colleagues.

Teaching in Nature has been developed by Stirling University, Scottish Natural Heritage and Grounds for Learning. It has been running for a number of years, with great success, and you can see what colleagues have been doing at the Stirling University site.

In Scotland – The course will contribute towards your GTCS Professional Recognition and can help you lead CPD/CLPL for the rest of your staff or simply be used for your professional learning.

Dates and booking

Course costs for England, Wales or Northern Ireland, inclusive of preparation, email and phone support for participants and a number of direct support days as well as 2 full and 3 half training days, is usually £5780+vat and reasonable expenses. This is for up to 20 teachers, and inclusive of basic venue costs. Price from 1st of February 2019.

We also deliver this course internationally, and have done with International Schools in Asia. Please speak to us if you would like to know more.

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