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Learning Outside
the Classroom
Abington Park - Northampton
Considerations
What are we
trying to
teach/learn?
Question we need to ask prior to booking a visit:
How will the
learning ...
Abington Park
Abington Park – Abington, Northampton
Lakes – Museum- Church – Aviaries – Cafes - Park
The museum was origin...
What children learn
“Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through
an organised, powerful approach t...
How children learn
The potential for
learning is
maximised if we
use a combination
of physical, visual
and naturalistic
ap...
Educational
benefits
Improve
academic
achievement
Higher order
learning
Make
learning
more
engaging
Nurture
creativity
Inf...
‘The first-hand experiences of learning outside the
classroom can help to make subjects more vivid and
interesting for pup...
Learning outside the classroom
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Learning outside the classroom

  1. 1. Learning Outside the Classroom Abington Park - Northampton
  2. 2. Considerations What are we trying to teach/learn? Question we need to ask prior to booking a visit: How will the learning be supported? Where is most likely to provide those conditions? • Risk assessment – this would need to be carried out prior to the visit and hazards considered. • Lunch facilities • Toilet facilities • Weather contingency – if planning outdoor activities can they be taken indoors. • Cost – coach and museum cost • Needs and requirements of pupils • What the children are going to gain from the experience
  3. 3. Abington Park Abington Park – Abington, Northampton Lakes – Museum- Church – Aviaries – Cafes - Park The museum was originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The museum itself offers a huge range of facilities to bring the Victorian era to life. They can experience Victorian daily life – home and family life, food, how and what they cooked, children’s toys and schooling – what it was like, what they learnt.
  4. 4. What children learn “Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance” (DfES, 2006, p.3) Child Improving understanding, skills, values, personal development, confidence and achievement Construct own learning Leads to a deeper understanding Live successfully in the world around them. Communication and problem solving
  5. 5. How children learn The potential for learning is maximised if we use a combination of physical, visual and naturalistic approaches.
  6. 6. Educational benefits Improve academic achievement Higher order learning Make learning more engaging Nurture creativity Informal learning Stimulate, inspire and improve motivation Provide challenge Improve attitudes towards learning Develops active citizens (DfES, 2006)
  7. 7. ‘The first-hand experiences of learning outside the classroom can help to make subjects more vivid and interesting for pupils and enhance their understanding. It can also contribute significantly to pupils’ personal, social and emotional development, as the following typical examples show.’ (Ofsted, 2006, p.3) Ofsted

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