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The Effectiveness of Outdoor Education provision.

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The Effectiveness of Outdoor Education provision. For this assignment I am going to identify the principles and benefits that outdoor education has to offer. After taking the time to think about what a principle and a benefit is I have come to the conclusion that a principle is the ethnics and morals and a benefit is the outcome and something you gain such as a new skill or completion of a task. People provide outdoor education for many reasons. The principles of a national skills centre are as followed. > To increase the level of skills > To run courses > To train coaches further > To allow clients to gain qualifications The benefits of a national skills centre are as followed. > To learn new skills > To learn the benefits of outdoor education > To have fun The principles of outdoor educational centres are as followed > To build up teambuilding skills > To build confidence The benefits of outdoor educational centres are as followed. > To increase self esteem > To have a go at new things > To experience outdoor activities > To have fun Other benefits of outdoor education are your own personal development by learning new skills and to be able to manage various tasks out of the normal work place or environment. ...read more.


They try to encourage the following. > Teambuilding > Participation in tasks and challenges > Stimulation and concentration to the mind Their target groups are the following. > Disaffected and disadvantaged young people aged 11-19 years > Young people with disabilities > Girls and young women. They also cater for the following. > Stag and hen nights > Corporative > School and college groups > Clubs At Bishops Forum they focus mainly on personal development. The principles of participating in the activities at the centre are to provide a safe, enjoyable learning environment for disaffected people, and it is a charity run on a break-even basis that targets disadvantaged children. The benefits of participating in the activities at the centre is that they reach out to young people who need help, it is cheap to clients as it is charity run and the way they deliver the activities build relationships over a period of time allowing trust. I am now going to write about PGL. This organisation has many different centres located worldwide. It is privately owned so it funds itself. They offer residential activity courses and adventure holidays in the UK and overseas. They also offer summer camps for kids, children and teenagers as well as family activity holidays. School and group travel service including educational school tours, curriculum based activity, adventure and study courses and watersports. ...read more.


Key historical developments have also impacted on the location of outdoor education centres. The Town and Country Planning Act in 1947 restricted locations of the countryside to where people were and weren't allowed to go. This was further developed in 1948, when the National Park and Access to the Countryside Act was brought about. It allowed access to all locations and areas in the countryside, which was why a lot of centres then started to develop around the National Parks. Many centres were relocated to higher grounds such as Scotland or North Wales. This was because the production of crops was to be highly unlikely to happen. Another impact on the development of outdoor education was the Education Act in 1944, which wanted to see all LEA's provide the opportunity for inner city children to explore the principles and benefits of outdoor education, and to explore the countryside. This is why there aren't many centres that operate near cities. The outcomes of outdoor education provision are different depending on their sector. The private sector uses outdoor education as a money making scheme and can be very expensive, whereas charity run voluntary centres aim for their clients to feel a sense of achievement and ask a low price for it, and government funded public centres are there to offer people with new skills and courses to further their qualifications and give people the chance to learn a new skill. Here are some examples. ...read more.

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