The Rise of Teaching Outdoors in Primary Schools

Paul O'Donnell's article sets out the context and rationale for teaching and learning outdoors in primary schools, and highlights various ways of incorporating its use by schools, including exemplars of practice.
Paul O’Donnell, Principal of Slane National School, Co. Meath.
Paul O’Donnell, Principal of Slane National School, Co. Meath.

It also discusses system-wide supports that are needed.

Ultimately, it argues that the best time to start using the outdoors for teaching and learning is now and that teachers should ‘just do it’.



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