Outdoor & Experiential Learning Research Network (OelResNet)

Welcome to the Outdoor and Experiential Learning Research Network site! Based at the Plymouth Institute of Education, we are part of a growing movement that aims to get people of all ages outside in ways that will benefit their learning, health and wellbeing. We welcome all with a practical, research or recreational interest in the outdoors, and hope you enjoy taking part in our activities.

Please contact us at oelresnet@plymouth.ac.uk if you’d like to become a member.

Transforming Outdoor Learning in Schools

"Pupils also enjoy an increasing range of opportunities for outdoor education which broadens their horizons and enhances their progress in classroom work. These activities contribute to pupils’ improving spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."

- Natural Connections school Ofsted report June 2014

Outdoor learning isn’t a subject or topic; it’s a powerful way of teaching. The Transforming Outdoor Learning in Schools booklet provides an introduction to the value and impact of well-planned regular outdoor learning.