Alan Price

Doctoral Researcher

www.birmingham.ac.uk/alan-price

Current Status

4th Year Analysis of data & beginning to write up.

Research Topic

Using outdoor education to improve the interpersonal skills of Learners with SEBD. Do programmes of outdoor education affect school attendance?

Research Summary

My research is located with an SEBD school in the West Midlands – outdoor education is used as an intervention strategy to improve the interpersonal skills and confidence of learners with SEBD. I am using an action research design to hopefully, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, understand the journey of the learners through out the intervention and to reflect upon my own educational praxis in the outdoor classroom.

Research Interests

  • Using Outdoor education for learners with SEBD
  • Small group dynamics
  • Outdoor Educational pedagogy
  • Social learning theory

Research Supervisor

Dr Penny Lacy

Funding

Self Funded

Membership of Research and Professional Organisations

Institute of Outdoor Learning