A View From Afar – Capturing Learning Experiences Within a Qualitative Remote Research Project.



Overview: In this video, Dr Sarah MacQuarrie discusses:

- How school models translate into the outdoor learning environment. Giving consideration to teachers’ perceptions of outdoor learning, learning spaces and their self-efficacy about teaching in the outdoor learning setting.

- How utilising interleaving and fading instructional support approaches within data collection procedures can be used to gather rich data and deeper participant engagement in research

- The use of reflective accounts, maps and surveys to collect remote longitudinal qualitative data

- Reflections on the importance of relationship development between practitioners and researchers within remote longitudinal qualitative research

Video link: https://youtu.be/wvzyAjJaLEw

Citation of publication: MacQuarrie, S. (2018). Everyday teaching and outdoor learning: developing an integrated approach to support school-based provision. Education 3-13, 46(3), 345-361.

Additional reading:

The article is also being included in a special publication celebrating the journal Education 3-13, being published Autumn 2022. The book title is Contemporary Issues in Primary Education Fifty Years of Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education and can be accessed here: https://www.routledge.com/Contemporary-Issues-in-Primary-Education-Fifty-Years-of-Education-3-13/Brundrett-Beauchamp-Latham-Mistry-Murray-Taylor-Wood/p/book/9781032328119
Date made available25 Nov 2022
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • remote data collection
  • outdoor learning
  • creative data collection
  • thematic analysis
  • open research methods

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