Top Tips from Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
What is LOtC?
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is all about the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. It's all for getting children and young people out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn. Here are a few tips from nominees of the awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC:
"Being passionate about what you are trying to educate about makes all the difference to me. There are lots of individuals and organisations who can really help with specialist skills and knowledge and most importantly inspiration" Ellie Henderson, Education Centre Manager for Anglian Water's Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre
"Don't be afraid, LOtC is very enjoyable experience for teachers as well as children. Particularly do not be afraid to go on visits if you have a class that can demonstrate challenging behaviour. You will be astounded at the difference in their behaviour when you take them into a different environment." Catherine Talbot-Landers is LOtC and Art Subject Lead at the University of Edge Hill
"My mantra for planning LOtC is to think about P's and Q's: Purpose; Place; People and Pedagogy." Sue Waite, Professor of Education at the University of Plymouth
"Children who have developed the confidence, the enthusiasm, spirit of enquiry, the breadth and all the other attributes that learning outside the classroom confers are far more likely to achieve than those whose sole learning experience is from a desk in front of a whiteboard." Stephanie Thorlby, Outdoor Instructor at Sayers Croft
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