Outdoor Learning Improves Student Outcome, Teacher Job Satisfaction
New research has revealed that outdoor learning improves
student learning and helps increase job satisfaction for teachers.
The study was conducted by Emily Marchant and team at Swansea University. It was based on interviews with children aged 9-11 in South Wales. The outcome of training was assessed both before after the implementation of the outdoor programme.
Outdoor learning improves health, well being and engagement in school for children while for teachers job satisfaction improvements were visible. Even an hour of outdoor study per week can increase can lead to increased learning outcome for children and teacher job satisfaction.