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Summer School - Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh, 4-22 July 2016, UK

Publish Date: Oct 23, 2015

Deadline: Oct 23, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 04, 2016 12:00 to Jul 22, 2016 12:00

Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning.

Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning.

Learning across the curriculum is offered as an initial step towards assisting aspirant educators to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning.

It does not aim to train students as outdoor specialists, but aims to provide them with some understanding of the benefits, processes and skills related to learning in the outdoors.

This interdisciplinary course is designed to give students the tools with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010).

There are many learning objectives and learning outcomes of this course.

You will develop:

  • An understanding of the broad concepts that underpin curricular outdoor learning
  • An experience and understanding of ways which outdoor learning can be used in education
  • An awareness of the ways in which Curriculum for Excellence and outdoor learning may inform each other
  • An understanding principles of experiential learning for teaching young people in outdoor (and indoor) contexts
  • An understanding of the principles of place and community-based education
  • An awareness of safety issues pertinent to teaching and learning within groups of young people in outdoor settings
  • A critical awareness of educational issues relating to outdoor learning and its interdisciplinary applications

The course is also ideal if the qualities below apply to you and you want to work on them further:

  • be able to critically assess existing understanding and the limitations of their own knowledge and recognise the need to regularly challenge all knowledge
  • search for, evaluate and use information to develop their knowledge and understanding
  • be open to new ideas, methods and ways of thinking
  • be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to continuous reflection, self-evaluation and self-improvement
  • be intellectually curious and able to sustain intellectual interest
  • make effective use of oral, written and visual means to critique, negotiate, create and communicate understanding
  • be able to flexibly transfer their knowledge, learning, skills and abilities from one context to another
  • understand social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and issues

The fees for this course have been laid out fully on our course fees page.

As course fees and accommodation costs are payable separately, it will not be possible to reduce the tuition fee cost for those students who opt to arrange their own accommodation off-campus.

Tuition Fee

£575 per week


You have a choice of accommodation options for varying prices, dependent on your preferences:

  • Standard Single, DB&B: £294.00 per week
  • En-suite Single, DB&B: £469.00 per week
  • Self-Catered, Shared: £168.00 per week

To enhance your experience at the University of Edinburgh Summer School, a variety of social and cultural activities will be organized to allow you to explore and discover the history, traditions and beauty of Scotland whilst meeting people from across the world. Each student can participate in the social and cultural activities which are included in the course fee.  A free gym membership is included as well as a variety of fun and interesting things to do and see in Edinburgh.  Additionally, students can book on to day and weekend tours to explore the rest and best of Scotland (at a discounted rate for Summer School students).

Other costs

Please note you will also need to pay for any essential books on the reading lists provided and any entrance fees for exhibits and other related fees on study visits.

Scholarship - Scottish Summer Endeavour

Scholarship application opens on 1st December 

Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarships are offered to students from all countries who can display evidence of outstanding academic merit.  

The scholarship equates to a partial tuition fee waiver for any course listed on


The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. A minimum of 3.3 GPA or equivalent is required and evidence of this must be provided along with your application.

 In order to apply, you should be a full-time university/college student who can demonstrate that you meet the academic and language requirements of your preferred course.

To apply:

1. Choose the course you are interested in.

2. Go to your preferred programme page and select ‘click here to apply now’, located towards the top right of your screen. This will enable you to request an application form and further guidance regarding the application process.

2. Fill out the application form and attach the documents required in order to support your application. This will include the following:

  • one letter of recommendation provided by your academic referee (no longer than 500 words)
  • (interim) degree transcripts
  • Evidence of an internationally recognised English language qualification (if appropriate).

4. Send back the application form stating in your email that you would like to apply for the Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarship.

5. Remember to enclose any other documents that will support your application.

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