United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1958

Learning Across the Curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning.

Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social, and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning.

Course leader

Rebecca Peacock and Simon Beames

Target group

2 years of undergraduate study

Course aim

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Learning Across the Curriculum is designed to give you the tools with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. It will provide you with an initial step towards incorporating outdoor learning into your current or future teaching career. The course does not aim to train you as an outdoor specialist, but aims to provide some understanding of the benefits, processes, and skills related to learning in the outdoors.

Through practical exercises in curriculum planning and teaching in outdoor contexts, you will have the chance to experience outdoor education in context and assess the impact on your learning. The course will involve exploring the richly-storied human and ecological landscape that is Edinburgh’s Water of Leith. Aspects of the course content are driven by students’ unfolding curiosity about the history, geography, mathematics, and science that they encounter on their journeys through Edinburgh.

In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010). The ways in which theory and policy inform practice is a dominant theme of the course and reflects both in the theory and practical teaching of the course.

The University of Edinburgh also offers a suite of MSc programmes in Outdoor Education.

Credits info

5 EC
10 credits or 5 ECTS or 2 US

Fee info

GBP 1958: This fee includes:

- Tuition fees for the two-week course
- Course materials and equipment
- Academic trips and excursions
- Social programme

Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not included in your course fee.

The course fee does not include accommodation. To find out more about available accommodation options on our Accommodation page.

As part of your application process, you will be required to pay a £250 deposit. The deposit payment will be redeemable against your course fee. After a 14 day cooling off period, the deposit is non-refundable. You will receive information on how to pay your deposit during your application process.