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The Institute for Outdoor Learning has a long history of publishing in the outdoor learning sector. Key texts in books and magazines and the journal have informed and shared good practice on many topics.

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Horizons magazine - professional development for outdoor practitioners. Free for full IOL members.

Regular topics include: Professional Development  - Development Training - Professional Matters - Activity Ideas - Health & Safety - Environment - Sustainability  - Tools of the Trade - Expeditioning - Outdoor Education & Curriculum - Spirituality - Philosophy - EARTHwise - GearTalk  - Greenscene - News & Industry updates  - Prize Draws  - Book review.

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Outdoor Source Book -The Directory of Outdoor Learning and Training Providers. Currently online. The book is now out of print.

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Online bookshop with discounts for IOL members. Large selection of specialist outdoor learning and related topic titles.

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Roots and Wings - A history of outdoor education and outdoor learning in the UK. By Ken C Ogilvie. (Published by Russell House Publishing) Driven by those who believe that a traditional academic approach to education is both too narrow and ignores important aspects of the whole person, the history of outdoor learning is here fleshed out to explore these and the many other factors influencing its evolution.

Leading and Managing Groups in the Outdoors (by Ken C Ogilvie). The first edition of “Leading and Managing Groups in the Outdoors” established itself as a classic text for those seeking to work with others in the outdoors - Mountain Leader Training England.

The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (Now published by Taylor & Francis). The Journal is a peer reviewed journal based in the UK with an international review board. The journal was first published in 2000.

Shaping the Outdoor Profession through Higher Education: Creative Diversity in Outdoor Studies Courses in Higher Education in the UK  (Editors: Barbara Humberstone and Heather Brown)
This book explores the variety of philosophical and pedagogical frameworks underpinning HE Outdoor Studies in the UK.

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