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Leading for Outdoor Learning (SCEL Endorsed)

Leading for Outdoor Learning (SCEL Endorsed)

Outdoor learning is a key context for learning, providing breadth and progression in a rich environment. Leading outdoor learning within the staff team challenges teachers practice, using new pedagogical approaches and practical skills. 

Participants of Leading for Outdoor Learning are challenged to embed regular outdoor practice within their staff team, and to strive for highly effective practice through learning for sustainability.

Participants will lead a change in vision, values and culture during the course, collaborating with other senior leaders to develop strategies, creative ideas and build strong teams. This is an Action Research based project, ideal for supporting Masters level or other Leadership learning.



  • Understand the mechanism by which change occurs, and strategies as to how they can effect it
  • Develop their own use of professional enquiry to develop their personal skills and strategies whilst being involved in a practical approach to engage the whole school community in outdoor learning. 
  • Develop skills to create a guiding coalition to critically evaluate, guide and mentor others as the process evolves.
  • Lead and work collaboratively to enhance outdoor teaching leading to high quality learning.
  • Understand through action research how outdoor learning raises attainment.


Who is this programme for?

The programme is specifically at Headteachers, Senior Management Team or those with responsibility for their school's outdoor learning to lead and direct change in outdoor learning through Learning for Sustainability by changing the culture, vision and values of their school.

Although this course has outdoor elements, it is more focussed on the leading of staff and management of outdoor learning within a school.

Generously endorsed by Scottish College of Educational Leadership (SCEL), this course builds on our years of experience in leading class teachers and leaders of learning through the challenges and successes of taking learning outdoors.


The programme costs £870 per participant, with numbers limited to 12. 

If you are interested in erolling on this programme, please speak to Matt Robinson or Alison Motion on 01786 465 934


Dumyat Room, Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF

Course Dates:

  • Tues 4th September 2018, 9am-5pm
  • Tues 2nd October 2018 1-5pm
  • Tues 11th December 2018 1-5pm
  • Tues 5th February 2019 1-5pm
  • Tues 9th April 2019 9-5pm


Matt Robinson (Senior Training and Development Officer) and Alison Motion (Scotland Director)

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