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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:26 PM

"Outside Schools Are Trending. But Are They Feasible?"


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appalachiablue Jul 2020 OP
bottomofthehill Jul 2020 #1
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #2
Chainfire Jul 2020 #3

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:56 PM

1. I dont think outdoor schools will work in the New England winter

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:44 AM

2. Danish outdoor 'classrooms' are weekly or bi-weekly: weather is factored.

(Reply to previous post). Denmark and Scandinavian countries have world-class education systems and successful partial outdoor learning. Maybe you're right that Montana couldn't manage it.

"Towards an understanding of udeskole: education outside the classroom in a Danish context," Peter Bentsen , Erik Mygind & Thomas B. Randrup, Published online: 13 Mar 2009.

> In the past decade, an increasing number of Danish public, private and independent schools have introduced regular compulsory education outside the classroom for children aged 7–16 as a weekly or biweekly ‘outdoor school’ day – known in Danish as udeskole.

An analysis of this form of outdoor education, its impacts and provision has been undertaken. Findings suggest that udeskole can add value to normal classroom teaching especially with regards to health, social and well-being perspectives.

Future recommendations include collaborative strategies between researchers, local government sectors, and educational and landscape planners and managers to improve the impact and provision of udeskole in the Danish school system. Further, it is important to understand this grassroots movement of devoted teachers from both an educational and green management perspective.

Keywords: outdoor education, outdoor teaching, place-based education, use of nature and green space


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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 07:46 AM

3. Nor would they work in Florida from Sept. to Nov.

It is just too damn hot, muggy and buggy to be out. Neither would it work to shift the school year for the same reason.

Perhaps we should just eliminate schools; a policy the Republicans would love.

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