Emerald Studies In Out Of School Learning

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Series description

This series focuses on the thinking and learning that children engage with outside of school, mainly in primary age groups from 4-11 years. Books will emphasize the ways in which such out-of-school learning does and does not align with children's classroom learning, and the potential barriers to, and opportunities for, synergy between these two contexts. A key feature of the series is the problematization of out-of-school learning in terms of its alignment (or otherwise) with classroom learning.

The series will also examine some of the complexities of researching out-of-school learning, and the need for new conceptual and methodological approaches. This new series provides a space for work that looks at both informal and formal learning outside of the classroom, and will help to scope and shape this growing discipline. The Series Editors welcome proposals for authored or edited books for the series, possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Outdoor learning
  • Extra-curricular provision by schools
  • Digital play and learning in the home
  • Parental engagement in children's learning
  • Home education and home schooling
  • Playground learning and children's play cultures
  • Research methodology for investigating out-of-school learning

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Tim Jay
University of Loughborough, UK

Jo Rose
University of Bristol, UK