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    Dr Sam Harrison (Manager) is a specialist in place-based education. He has been leading outdoor learning in Scotland for ten years, and takes a lot of joy from going out into land with school groups. Sam has a wide variety of training and qualifications ranging from outdoor leadership qualifications, to an MSc in Human Ecology and a PhD in Place-Based Education. Sam helps young people and teachers explore their relationship to the places where they live. For him, these experiences link to the sustainability of the land and community, a sense of pride and responsibility, and increased mental and physical well-being. Taken as a whole this can be called a ‘sense of place.’ Sam uses various strategies to bring ‘place’ into young people’s lives: working with schools to develop their capacity to learn outdoors, involving the community and the local environment, running training courses for teachers, and contributing to research and policy development in ‘Learning for Sustainability’.

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    Volunteer at a crofting / educational centre in the Highlands and learn about the ‘shieling’

    Sam Harrison 28-Jul-2016

    This is a farm-based education organisation.  Our story is the ‘shieling’ – a tradition where folk went up to the hills with the livestock. The shieling is a traditional practice of moving up to the high ground or moorland with livestock, to live there for the summer. Read more

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