Conference 22

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Sustainable Estate

15 Nov 2022
Stage 2

Levenmouth Academy: Rewilding for a Healthier School - Duncan Zuill, Teacher, Levenmouth Academy, Fife Council Education and Children's Services

Levenmouth Academy in Fife presents its journey towards Learning for Sustainability in which, learners make a healthier and more natural school campus grow. It is a story of a school campus put into the hands of outdoor learning projects. This presentation touches on rewilding, education for sustainable development (ESD), systems thinking, place-based education and health intervention research.

Making a Place for Outdoor Learning - Patrick Boxall, Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at Queen Margaret University & Lesley Riddell-Robertson, Architecture & Design Scotland

In 2021 Queen Margaret University, supported by Architecture and Design Scotland, undertook a project to create an Outdoor Learning Hub on the QMU campus in Musselburgh. The purpose of the project is to create access to different environments for learning activity, community engagement and professional development.

This presentation will give an overview of the project, presenting the methodology with key emphasis on the strategic links with the wider community and the adaptability of the project to be utilised in Schools across all the local authorities of Scotland. It will evidence the educational benefits of creating specific space for learning outdoors and the key learning opportunities that can be developed and delivered in this outdoor setting.

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Duncan Zuill, Teacher - Levenmouth Academy, Fife Council Education and Children's Services
Patrick Boxall, Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education - Queen Margaret University
Lesley Riddell-Robertson, Principal Designer - Architecture & Design Scotland
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