Character and Resilience and the Outdoors
Over the last 7 years there has been a growing case made for developing non-cognitive skills in young people as well as the more easily identified and measurable cognitive skills. In developing the whole child both sets of skills should be the focus for child development, the two skill sets are inextricably linked.
This report from Martin Smith and Outdoor Citizens explores character and resilience in the context of outdoor education and looks at what this means for employability and social mobility. It highlights that the evidence shows that the outdoors, adventure and challenge activities have a real impact on the character development of young people – the outdoors is character building.
Date Published: 17th July 2019
Report Author/s: Martin Smith
Organisation/s : Outdoor Citizens, Outdoor Council
Sector: Outdoor Education
Topic: Character, Resilience
Type of Report: Summary of Evidence
Keywords: Character, Employability, Outdoor Education, Outdoors, Residentials, resilience, Skills, social mobility
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