Scotland’s Outdoor Classrooms

Published: 28 March 2024

Dr Clare Ramjan talks about the benefits of learning outdoors in the latest episode of the NatureScot podcast

School of Education lecturer Dr Clare Ramjan joined the March edition of the NatureScot podcast to discuss the importance of outdoor learning in schools and early years settings.

Dr Ramjan discussed the findings of her 2023 report, commissioned by NatureScot and other partners, which found that provision of outdoor learning in Scotland’s early years settings has increased, while in Primary Schools it has substantially decreased.

Alongside Professor Greg Mannion from Stirling University, the pair talk about the potential reasons for this change and the recommendations made in the report to improve provision, as well as ways we can all encourage children in Scotland to learn more outdoors.

NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency. The public body works to improve the natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it.

First published: 28 March 2024

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