Curriculum for Excellence Outdoor Learning Resources

Curriculum for excellence guides and tools – click on the links below to access

Examples of good practice and approaches to raising attainment through Outdoor Learning ( Available at the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub)

Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning – Education Scotland guide to developing outdoor learning within the Curriculum For Excellence

Outdoor Learning 5-18  Self Evaluation Tool – The resource is specifically designed to support teachers and educators in pre-school centres and primary, special and secondary schools and Community Learning and Development (CLD) to evaluate the potential of their work to help children and young people learn outdoors

Outdoor Learning – Practical guidance, ideas and support for teachers and practitioners in Scotland

Curriculum Area Guides for Outdoor Learning

Expressive Art

Health & Wellbeing

Literacy and English

Modern Languages

Numeracy & Maths

Religious & Moral Education


Social Studies


Learning For Sustainability – Opening up great learning

Weblinks to useful resources and outdoor learning ideas

Dundee Outdoors – The recently launched Dundee outdoors site has an amazing breadth and depth of resources mapped in one place that can assist that includes research, teaching resources and ideas for those looking to take learning outdoors – its well worth a look!

Creative Star – Juliet Robertson has a whole host of resources, publications  and advice on taking your learning outdoors including messy stuff!

OWLS – Fantastic resource for increasing learning in green spaces around Scotland , with resources and links to local groups

Learning Away – Learning away has developed some principals for “brilliant residentials” -links to research, planning tools, and advice on building successful low cost residential visits

—–come back soon we will be adding more …and get in touch if you have useful links to add—–