New outdoor educational models
In many areas in Italy and in Europe, schools are adopting an educational model which is considered better than the pre-covid one.
The idea of outdoor school involves a safe, clean, inclusive and affective teaching, in continuous and constant harmony with the territory. The school without borders has launched an educational alliance between school and territory through the outdoor teaching, outdoor education, proximity school, and school without borders.
Today, the new educational trends invite us to re-think the spaces for teaching by overcoming the physical barriers of the classrooms, thanks to outdoor areas where lessons can be thought. The environment, territory, greenery and nature become main characters of the children's educational process in continuity with the classroom learning.
The outdoor sensory equipment are precious tools in order to live the so-called "totalizing" experiences, where children can fully immerse themselves in a multisensory didactic situation based on individual interests and needs at that time. Thanks to the outdoor classrooms, everyone can achieve the required goals and the learning benefits from an emotional positivity.
The open-air school which is obviously organized on days of good weather, reduces the school stress of the children and improves psychophysical well-being. The outdoor spaces for outdoor classrooms can be organized with furniture located in the shade of the trees, or in special open structures that shade the children's stations.
The "classrooms in nature" can be integrated with nature sensory paths, educational gardens, skill paths to fully exploit the potential of learning in the open air.