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Outdoor Learning

Noticing

Use these inspiring images from Associate and photographer Jane Hewitt to help children and young people learn to stop and look at the world with new eyes.

Three-minute read

8Way Thinking

What 8Way thinking is, where it came from and how it can be used to make even the most dismal-appearing of subject matters fascinating.

Five-minute read

A Conversation About Teaching Outdoors

A conversation about teaching and learning outdoors with Juliet Robertson and Jane Hewitt, the team behind Dirty Teaching and Messy Maths.

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So You Want to Build a New School

We were asked a while back for our thoughts about building a new school from scratch. Drawing on his experience in schools and school systems around the world, these are Ian Gilbert's 32 surprising recommendations. 

Four-minute read

Shaping Their World

A guest blog from artist, teacher, researcher and INSET Junction member Pete Moorhouse who argues passionately for the importance of woodwork in early childhood education and all the many benefits it brings.

Five-minute read

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

Ten Wishes from 'Dirty Teaching' Author and Associate Juliet Robertson

Associate and outdoor learning expert Juliet Robertson puts forward her ten wishes for what she wants for children and the outside world with schools now closed due to the pandemic.

Five-minute read

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