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Outdoor education has psychological, cognitive and physical health benefits for children

By Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet, Professor, Department of Preschool and Primary Education, Université de Sherbrooke
Felix Berrigan, Professor, Faculté des sciences de l'activité physique, Université de Sherbrooke
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There is a growing interest across Canada in outdoor education that is formally integrated into school. This trend has increased since COVID-19, particularly because open-air environments significantly reduced the risks of disease transmission.

Outdoor education is an umbrella term that includes many approaches and settings. Practitioners of outdoor education may be involved in what they see as nature-based education, place-based learning,


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