What do Ofsted say about outdoor learning?

Ofsted recommends that schools evaluate the quality of learning outside the classroom to ensure that it has maximum impact on learners’ achievement, personal development and well-being.

What are the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence?

‚ÄčThe purpose of the curriculum is encapsulated in the four capacities – to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.

What are the key components of Curriculum for Excellence?

What are the four capacities?

  • successful learners.
  • confident individuals.
  • responsible citizens.
  • effective contributors.

What is learning outside the classroom?

Learning outside the classroom is about raising young people’s achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance. Meaningful learning occurs through acquiring skills through real life hands-on activities.

Why is outdoor learning so important?

Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being.

What was before the Curriculum for Excellence?

Qualifications. New qualifications were set out in 2014 by the Scottish Qualifications Authority to meet with the Curriculum for Excellence. The new qualifications are National 1, National 2, National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher which replaced the former Standard Grade.

How do you explain Curriculum for Excellence?

Curriculum for Excellence places learners at the heart of education. At its centre are four fundamental capacities. These capacities reflect and recognise the lifelong nature of education and learning….Scotland’s approach

  1. Successful learners.
  2. Confident individuals.
  3. Responsible citizens.
  4. Effective contributors.

What is the purpose of outdoor education?

Outdoor education and play support emotional, behavioral and intellectual development. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop: a sense of self, independence, confidence, creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills, empathy towards others, motor skills, self-discipline and initiative.