By Ken C Ogilvie
Large format paperback, 824 pages
Driven by those who believe that a traditional academic approach to education is both too narrow and ignores important aspects of the whole person, the history of outdoor learning is here fleshed out to explore these and the many other factors influencing its evolution.By exploring both the millennia long history of man's relationship with the natural environment, and the more recent changes in approaches to education and personal development, this extensively researched book:
Roots and Wings is for outdoor practitioners, teachers , youth workers, policy makers, students, lecturers, researchers and their libraries in outdoor learning, education environmental studies and personal development. It provides:
A timely reminder of the need to work with and harness the power of nature, engendering a more adventurous spirit and nature loving mindset in future generations.While notable biographies and accounts of particular outdoor learning institutions exist, his first single volume to address all aspects and sectors of the movement. It will be a foundation for future generations as they take outdoor elarning on the next steps in its journey.
Outdoor learning practitioners, teachers, youth workers, students of outdoor learning and related fields of education, and policy makers.
Ken Ogilvie is a key figure in the recent history of outdoor learning. His passion for adventurous activity in the outdoors was nurtured during his time with Carlisle Grammar School Scout Troop in the late 40's, early 50's. During his 8 years as a PE teacher he was the founder member of Cumberland's Panel of Assessors for the Gold Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Ken's career in outdoor learning has included running Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre for Manchester Education Authority for over 22 years. Providing short stay residential courses for a range of school, colleges, you clubs and community centres, as well as the general public. Gyhll Head pioneered approaches in social education using the outdoors, experimenting in ways of involving course members in running their own courses
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