GOaL - Go Out And Learn: High Quality Practices for developing key competences in Primary School Education


This project is a cooperation between four universities and four primaries schools in four countries, all with expertise in outdoor learning. Common for all is an engagement for and use of outdoor practices. The Goal project is aimed at improving pupils’ skill in basic competences; maths, science and use of outdoor learning. By sharing practices through cooperation between schools and universities common guidelines for good practices in outdoor learning will be developed.

Around 20% of young people do not have the desired level in basic skills. These people are at risk for socially and economically marginalization. Research show that outdoor learning can increase the motivation and ability to learn. Outdoor learning is inclusive and meets requirements for differentiation in learning strategies. It promotes transversal skills such as collaborative learning and cross-curricular problem-solving.

This project provides impact on: individual level, institutional level and on national and international level.

The project result will be disseminated within the school and institutions themselves and in national and international networks and conferences. The report and written materials will be available in open formats. The institutions will provide information on their website and the learning platform developed will be available online.

The project will try to involve the national ministries of Education to make suggestions for activities, methodology, curriculum and best practices to be incorporated into national curricula and studies for teacher education.