Welcome to the Companion Website!

Welcome to the companion website for Children Learning Outside the Classroom, second edition, by Sue Waite. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

On this website you will find

  • Free SAGE Further Readings
  • Annotated Suggested Readings
  • Weblinks
  • Annotated Videos

All these resources are organised according to the relating chapter in the textbook, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Just click on links to the left.

About the book

The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to help students and professionals understand the importance of getting children learning outside the traditional classroom, and is packed full of creative information and ideas for teachers and practitioners to incorporate outdoor activities throughout the school curriculum.

Significantly revised and updated the second edition now includes 7 brand new chapters on:

  • Methods of Assessment and Evaluation
  • Global perspectives on Outdoor Learning
  • Developing whole school approaches to indoor and outdoor teaching
  • Technology and its role outside the classroom
  • Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and learning outdoors
  • Forest School
  • The environmental sector and outdoor learning

Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the classroom, this book demonstrates how the outdoor environment is enriching learning opportunities for children and deepening their connections with the natural world.


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