"Hi - thank you for that. As I make progress on my research I will make sure to put up blog posts. I am looking forward to learning lots from people across the network. I had a quick look at your website - pace (speed) seems to be one of the things I…"
"Hi Alex! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us as well as the Scotland's Nature Network Group. I'm sure you'll find plenty of resources and camaraderie here. I hope we see much of you as you make yourself at home. Cheers!"
PhD Student, Outdoor learning to a sustainable future: lessons from Scotland
School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews
Hi, my name is Alex and I am an MSc/PhD student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I am currently researching my Masters' dissertation on the attitudes of policymakers to Outdoor Education in Scotland and the barriers and opportunities for increasing capacity for OE in Scotland over the next few years. Many people (I have interviewed) describe the next five years an exciting time to be involved in the Outdoor Education / Outdoor Learning / Learning Outside the Classroom field in Scotland. We hope that Scotland can become a leader in policy and practice in OE/OL over the next few years and I will be focusing much of my future PhD research on this.
As a student of Sustainable Development, this research is grounded in academic theories on ecoliteracy and the recognition that current mainstream education fails to foster this. I hope that my research will bring a unique perspective to reconnecting children (and wider society in general) with nature that is needed if we to address our current crises of sustainability.
Hi Alex! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us as well as the Scotland's Nature Network Group. I'm sure you'll find plenty of resources and camaraderie here. I hope we see much of you as you make yourself at home. Cheers!