Primary teachers’ experiences with weekly education outside the classroom during a year

Karen Seierøe Barfod, Erik Mygind, Mads Bølling

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was through semi-structured interviews to explore udeskole teacher’s perceptions of motivational factors and challenges while teaching regularly outside the classroom on a weekly basis during a year. Six females and two male udeskole teachers participated and answered an interview guide containing five themes about their motivations, student relations, teaching experiences, challenges and recognition. Udeskole was perceived to have substantial potentials to improve both academic learning and life skills and ‘the common third’, i.e. teacher-pupil relations, was mentioned as a value added to the indoor teaching. Health and safety issues was not perceived as barriers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEducation 3-13 : International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
Volume47
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)599-611
Number of pages13
ISSN0300-4279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • outdoor education

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