Helen’s nomination is for a lifetime Achievement in Learning Outside the Classroom Award 2016. Outdoor learning is the driving force of the body that bestows the award: the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC). They say the places where learning happens can have a significant effect on how a young person engages with a subject or an idea.
Helen has dedicated her working life to ensuring children receive the best education in the outdoor environment to harness their individual potential. She has taught thousands of teachers, leading to a beneficial impact on great numbers of children’s lives. Her passion for outdoor learning has translated to hundreds and books and publications.
Helen, who is Associate Professor of Education at the IoE, as well as being a Senior Tutor and Director of the MA programme, is well known for coming up with unusual and stimulating ideas for student learning. During the University’s Welcome Week last year, Helen organised a series of wacky games that resulted in the new cohorts being found strewn in tangled heaps around the cloisters of the IoE’s London Road campus.
Helen’s work is an inspiration and lots of fun for all participants. If you’d like to vote for her, click here (scroll to bottom) or copy this link: