Body Mind and Nature: Outdoor Learning
About the course
The course "Body, Mind and Nature: Outdoor Learning" is a new course taught at the University of Aberdeen. It aims to explore and critically examine both built and natural outdoor environments, taking account of historical, philosophical and psychological dimensions that impact on human (particularly child) development and implications for learning, health and well-being.
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The teaching format
Because the course is concerned with learning outdoors nearly all the activities of the course took place outside, with support materials and additional activities provided through the Blackboard Virtual learning Environment. Face-to-face sessions were arranged as required.
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Intellectual aims of the course
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundations for outdoor learning.
2 Discuss the variety of ways in which natural environments can be used to enhance learning.
3 Explain the ways in which significant individuals e.g. Patrick Geddes, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, have contributed to ideas on learning outdoors.
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