Posts by: Samantha Bradley

Outdoor learning: Most difficult breakthrough already made

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When I look back on my childhood it seems like one big open air experience. From making mud pies as a toddler to climbing trees as a teenager, the great outdoors was one of the great pillars of my early life. It was definitely something I came to rely on for health and recreation, plus […]

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Circular classrooms: A logical progression

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Right now pupils at the Pen Afan Primary School in Abergwynfi, South Wales, are benefitting from a novel approach to teaching and learning which is more inclusive, engenders more cooperation and therefore facilitates a better all round learning experience. How come? Well, it’s all because they attend the first school in the UK to adopt […]

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University buildings now integral to the brand

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Did you know? According to research by the London School of Economics over a third of university students have rejected a place at a higher education institution because of what they perceived as low quality university buildings and other facilities. Add to that the results of a recent Which survey that showed a whopping 57% […]

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Advancing ecology and environmental research

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Our team has recently returned from Panama where they installed the first two, of six, Solardome® geodesic domes (6.11m SOLARDOME Capellas) at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Dedicated to understanding biological diversity, the Institute is one of the world’s leading research institutions. They provide a unique opportunity for long-term ecological studies in the tropics, and […]

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Why would we put seeds in a grow-bag and just hope for the best?

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Learning outside the classroom (LOtC). Back in 1943, Julian Smith impressed the importance of learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) on the Education Forum saying, “that which ought and can be best taught inside the classroom should there be taught, and that which can be best learned through experience dealing directly with native materials and real […]

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