Nowadays, education is undergoing some important changes, leaving passive teaching methods, based on dry theory, behind. In a global society that continually moves forward, education must also be redefined. Many new approaches to teaching and learning have appeared over the years, and some of them have proved to be very efficient and productive.
These new methods challenge the traditional concepts of teaching and learning that most of us have. One of these innovative approaches is Forest School and outdoor learning.
奥拉亚-加西亚是一个 WISS 幼儿园前的老师，通过为幼儿园前的学生开展森林学校活动，将这种方法引入我们学校。用奥拉亚的话说。 “Exploring in the outdoors, children build their gross and fine motor skills. They develop movement control, flexibility, balancing skills, and keep fit and healthy.”
As Olaya notices every week, in Forest School, children find their own learning interests as well as raise their self-confidence and sense of achievement. Important values such as empathy are practiced through peer collaboration.
Children connect to themselves and the environment
用加西亚女士的话说，户外教育鼓励好奇心和对自然的热爱。它认识到儿童通过与自然环境的联系找到自己身份的重要性。在森林学校，孩子们被鼓励欣赏自然之美，尊重动植物。参加户外活动的儿童会产生 "感觉良好 "的荷尔蒙，帮助他们释放压力，感觉更轻松。
When children are given the freedom to lead their own inquiries outdoors, they are more likely to be engaged and to show enthusiasm about learning and discovering. They rely on their resilience, problem-solving, and critical thinking to solve the challenges they set for themselves. In this way, students are in control of their own learning.
Promoting outdoor learning activities is a fantastic way to encourage students to learn, to acquire new skills and knowledge, to explore and to be in contact with the natural environment, and to feel more confident.