Annotated Suggested Readings

Thompson, G. and Hoffman, J. (2010) Measuring the Success of Environmental Education Programs, Canadian Parks and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter.

For environmental educators


Dann, R. (2014) Assessment as learning: blurring the boundaries of assessment and learning for theory, policy and practice. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 21(2), 149–66.

The article shows how the separation of assessment from the process of teaching and learning reduces its capacity to influence learning by disconnecting process and outcomes and argues for assessment as learning.


The Scottish Government (2011) Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 5: A Framework for Assessment. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

This material illustrates how assessment of outdoor learning is supported within the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence in which outdoor learning is embedded.