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Impact of Outdoor Learning

Update: 30th June 2015.

The work currently being undertaken by Giving Evidence and UCL’s Institute for Education, working with IOL and funded by The Blagrave Trust, to review impact evaluation in Outdoor Learning in the UK is well underway.  There has been a fantastic response by outdoor learning organisations across the UK and the final report will provide an impactful catalyst in the development of impact evaluation and reporting in the sector.  A valuable support to the value place on outdoor learning by UK society.  The research protocol can be downloaded here.

Outdoor Learning in 2015:

Request for your help in identifying impact reports

The Institute for Outdoor Learning is working with the Blagrave Trust on a study into  the impact of Outdoor Learning, that the Trust is sponsoring. The aim of this work is identify what impact measuring and reporting current takes place in the sector.

Are you involved with trying to measure the impact of your own or your colleagues work?

Are you working with a provider of outdoor learning to measure impact and/or produce a report?

If you are aware of any outdoor learning impact reporting produced since 2004 please send a copy or a description of the report to Professor Sandy Oliver


UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

The work will benefit the sector generally, not just the Blagrave Trust. It is being conducted by Caroline Fiennes of Giving Evidence and the EPPI-Centre at UCL Institute of Education. It will result in a report that will be freely available later this year. 

What kind of impact reports are we looking for?

  • Detailed descriptions; before and after studies; controlled trials.
  • Systematic reviews of outdoor learning research.
  • Surveys of outdoor practice in the UK.

Important : the report does not need to have been produced by an academic institution and may be an interim report in on-going project.

For further information on this study see Outdoor Learning in 2015


Thank you for your help.