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Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork (2014)
Journal Article
Scott, G., & Boyd, M. (2014). Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork. Education 3-13, 44(6), (661-670). doi:10.1080/03004279.2014.996242. ISSN 0300-4279

This paper demonstrates the positive impact of learning through ecological fieldwork upon children's ability to write, and to write about science. Specifically we have carried out a relatively large-scale study (involving 379 children aged 9–11 years... Read More

A potential value of familiarity and experience: can informal fieldwork have a lasting impact upon literacy? (2012)
Journal Article
Scott, G. W., & Boyd, M. (2014). A potential value of familiarity and experience: can informal fieldwork have a lasting impact upon literacy?. Education 3-13, 42(5), (517-527). doi:10.1080/03004279.2012.731418. ISSN 0300-4279

This paper demonstrates that an informal field trip can have a lasting impact upon aspects of learning in a primary school context. Specifically, we consider the longer term impact of an informal trip to a rocky shore upon scores achieved in literacy... Read More