Shackleton O.E.C

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Ethos for Outdoor Education :- “You must do the things you think your cannot do.”

Outdoor Education is based on the principles of philosophers like John Dewey and Kurt Hahn, who believed that education should be based on the theory of experience. For young people to be leaders, they must possess the virtues of temperance, justice, wisdom and bravery. In order to obtain such virtues, it was realised that direct and purposeful experiences which forced them to act were the best way to instil such qualities. The philosophy of Outdoor Education, in a sense, is a philosophy of life. It is learning from experience, it is learning from our mistakes, it is learning about ourselves and others, it is learning to be a better person.