Research & Resources on Geocaching – and Geocaching in Education
Links, People, and Reading about Geocaching – some focus on work in Primary schools
The Garmin – Our Handheld device: Dakota 20
Information page: http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/dakota/
User manual: http://geocachingforschools.co.uk/downloads/Dakota-20-manual.pdf
Teaching and Geocaching
Health & Safety / General Guidance Documents
General Geocaching Placement Guidelines:
Health & Safety Document 1 – Using Common Sense:
Health & Safety Document 2 – Example Risk Assessment:
These links were all of use for getting started with geocaching in schools:
Geocaching forum conversations are also useful places to find ideas:
Dillon, J., & Scott, W. (2002). Perspectives on environmental education-related research in science education. International Journal of Science Education, 24 , 1111–1117.
Mannion, G., Fenwick, A., Nugent, C., & I’Anson, J. (2011) Teaching in Nature. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 476. Link to project website: http://teachinginnature.stir.ac.uk/index.html
Mannion, G., Fenwick, A. & Lynch, J. (2012) Place-responsive pedagogy: learning from teachers’ experiences of excursions in nature, Environmental Education Research. Vol. 19, No. 6, pp 792-809.
Wals, A.E.J & Corcoran, P.B. (2012) Re-orienting, re-connecting and re-imagining: learning-based responses to the challenge of (un) sustainability. In: Wals, A.E.J. and Corcoran, P.B. (Eds.) Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change, Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Inquiry-based Science links:
Harlen, W. (2012). Inquiry in Science Education. Fibonacci Project (available at www.fibonacci-project.eu)
Harlen, W. (2010). Principles and Big ideas of Science Education. Hatfield, UK: ASE. Retrieved 20 September 2012, from http://cmaste.ualberta.ca/en/Outreach/~/media/cmaste/Documents/Outreach/IANASInterAmericasInquiry/PrinciplesBigIdeasInSciEd.pdf
Harlen, W. (2009). Teaching and learning science for a better future. School Science Review, 90 (933), 33-41.
Levy, P., Lameras, P., McKinney, P. and Ford, N. (in preparation). ‘Essential features’ of inquiry-based science education: a critical review and framework
Inquiry Based Science Education: http://www.pathwayuk.org.uk/what-is-ibse.html
IBSE planning template: http://www.pathwayuk.org.uk/resources.html
Fibonacci Project Resources: http://www.fibonacci-project.eu See: Examples of Learning Units for IBSE in primary school