The MAT is a member of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, a national body advocating for students to experience the world outside their classrooms as an essential part of learning and personal development.
Discovering history on the doorstep in Southampton
Learning recording techniques on the foreshore
Exploring history in situ
Visiting exciting locations like the SS Shieldhall
Learning outside: engaging, exciting and enhancing learning!
There are many benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC):
Learning can take place almost any time and anywhere: in school grounds, in the high street, at the beach, heritage sites, archives - the possibilities are endless!
It encourages personal development by broadening horizons, developing resilience, teamwork and self-awareness, and promoting physical activity.
It can provide a worthwhile and engaging experience for students who find learning inside the classroom a challenge, and provide new and otherwise inaccesible experiences for those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
It promotes an appreciation for the world, from nature and heritage to social issues and cultural awareness.
It's exciting! LOtC helps young people to cope with and experience a wide variety of challenges while learning in novel and engaging ways.
Head Office: National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH. Tel - 02380 593290 Volunteer & Fieldwork Office: Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB. Tel - 02380 237300