Researchers at Carleton University are looking for volunteers for an outdoor learning study. Participants will be compensated with a gift card of their choice from President’s Choice, Walmart or Indigo. The study will take place online.
This project aims to examine the experiences of teachers, staff and students who are teaching and learning outdoors to explore the factors that influence success and identify ways to help others become involved in outdoor learning. Parents will be asked to participate in an interview with their child. The interviews will be audio/video recorded through Zoom.
To be eligible, you must be:
- Staff working at a Canadian public school who has been participating in outdoor learning (K-8) OR
- A parent who has a child within grades K-8 at a Canadian public school who has been participating in outdoor learning
- Comfortable in the English language
Participation involves either an interview (parents, staff or teachers; 1-hour) or a survey (staff or teachers; 20 minutes). All interviews and surveys will be completed online. The study should take approximately 20 minutes (survey) or 60 minutes (interview) to complete. Participants will be compensated with a gift card of their choice from President’s Choice, Walmart or Indigo (25$ for surveys; 40$ for interviews).
If you are interested, please email Tanya Halsall at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on participating. Participation is voluntary.
This research has been cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board B Clearance # (116021).
Should you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the REB Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (email: email@example.com). For all other questions about the study, please contact the researcher.