11 Proven Benefits of Outdoor Learning | Bachelor's Degree Online
August 13, 2012
No doubt the first people to use a stone-age dwelling as a primitive schoolhouse thought themselves the originators of a magnificent breakthrough in education. 'No more cave drawings for us!' But in so doing, something was lost: the ability of children to touch, to smell, to walk, to climb, to experience. Learning became primarily theoretical, pictures and representations of the world instead of the world itself. We have only recently begun to see the beauty of educating kids outside the traditional classroom, whether in a garden, a forest, or on a mountaintop. But as these 11 benefits show, it's high time more schools got back to the way we were.