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Children need more outdoor education, claims the Association for Science Education.

The Association’s findings were published in a report entitled ‘Outdoor Science’, which urges the Government to develop a coordinated programme of teacher training in fieldwork to help encourage inspirational science and maths teaching.

“Many teachers lack confidence, competence, and expertise to take children out of the classroom for quality and effective science experiences,” said Marianne Cutler, ASE’s Executive Director: Professional and Curriculum Innovation. “The opportunity for trainee teachers and practising teachers to develop their own pedagogy and practice outside the classroom is needed.” Head to ase.org.uk for more.

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Pie Corbett