Juno Hollyhock, Executive Director Learning through Landscapes
Once again the sound common sense that we have grown to expect from Juliet Robertson. -˜Dirty Teaching' recognises that the most effective way to embed teaching and learning in the outdoors is not to create huge quantities of resources but to plant seeds so that teachers can grow their own ideas.
The book reflects the current research which suggests that the real barriers to teaching outside are not weather, wind and wellies but confidence and competence.
Easy to dip into for inspiration but also compelling to read as a narrative that engages and informs in equal measure.
The book starts from the premise that teachers can teach, and want to do so to the very best of their ability for the benefit of their pupils.
Underpinned by a relational philosophy but rooted in practical demonstration and experimentation Juliet takes us on a journey from understanding why the outdoors is so important to introducing and mainstreaming being outside into every day teaching practice without losing any sense of awe and wonder.
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