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Increased provision of udeskole in Danish schools: An updated national population survey

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  1. Reaping fruits of labour: Revisiting Education Outside the Classroom provision in Denmark upon policy and research interventions

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  2. Public open space desktop auditing tool: Establishing appropriateness for use in Australian regional and urban settings

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  3. Associations between physical activity and characteristics of urban green space

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  5. Reviewing eight years of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening: Taking stock, looking ahead

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  1. Tre ønsker for 2022: Mere og bedre fokus på populationer, samarbejder og brug af data.

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  2. Translation and validation of the Canadian assessment of physical literacy-2 in a Danish sample

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  3. Regioner og hospitaler som drivkraft i det danske life science-økosystem

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  4. Debat: Ulighed bør spille en central rolle i regeringens kommende sundhedsaftale

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Education outside the classroom (EOtC) has the potential to increase children's learning, physical activity, social relations, school motivation, and well-being. In Denmark, EOtC has undergone a rapid development from a grassroots movement to part of a top-down reform in public schools. It is therefore pertinent to provide an update of the survey conducted by Bentsen et al. (2010) and a baseline to serve as the basis for evaluating future effects of policy intervention on EOtC. Based on a nationwide telephone survey of school leaders, this study shows an increase in Danish school classes practicing EOtC on a weekly or biweekly basis, from at least 14% of public and private/independent schools in 2007 to at least 17.9% of all public schools and 19.4% of all independent and private schools today. While the new school act appears to promote EOtC, we believe that teachers who are not familiar with this practice may lack the necessary competence to practice it. We argue that the widespread use of green space and nearby environment in teaching should be reflected in initial teacher training, connecting educational planning and green space management.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Forestry and Urban Greening
Volume20
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
ISSN1618-8667
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Education outside the classroom, Green space management, Policy, Teacher training, Teaching and learning outside the classroom

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