We make meaning together, by working and talking together and exchanging ideas. Collaborative learning is a critical element in the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) project (Shayer and Adey 2002)
“One of the key pillars in CASE theory is social construction which is rooted in a Vygotskian theoretical framework which emphasises social interaction in cognitive development and learning.”
In addition outdoor learning can at first seem unstructured, chaotic and unpredictable. Teaching pupils to work effectively in groups is a crucial aspect to enable the management of science learning outside.