Publications

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Published Articles 

Stone, T., Collacott, M. & Christie, B.(2022) Developing a Whole Campus Approach to Learning for Sustainability: Challenges and opportunities for embedding and sustaining change. Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning in collaboration with the Department of Education, UCL, London.

Evans, S., Inwood, H., Christie, B. & Ärlemalm- Hagsér, E. (2021) Comparing Policy and Practice on Education for sustainable Development in Initial Teacher Education Across Four Countries. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

McGregor, C. & Christie, B. (2021) Towards Climate Justice Education: Views from Activists and Educators in Scotland. Environment Education Research. *Selected for inclusion in the Taylor Francis Earth Day Custom Curated Collection free access until 31st Dec 2021. https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/earthdaycollection/ 

Christie, B, et al. (2019) From Rhetoric to Reality: Examining the policy vision and the professional enactment of enacting Learning for Sustainability in Scottish schools. Scottish Educational Review 51 (1).

Gray, T., Norton, C., Breault-Hood, J., Christie, B., & Taylor, N. (2018)  Curating a public self: Exploring social media images of women in the outdoors.  Journal of  Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership. 10 (2) 153-170.

Affifi, R. & Christie, B (2018) Facing loss: Pedagogy of death Environmental Education Research doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2018.1446511

Humberstone, B., Christie, B., & Prince, H. (2016) Editorial.  Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 16 (1), 1-2.

Christie, B., Beames, S., & Higgins, P. (2015) Culture, context and critical thinking: Scottish secondary school teachers’ and pupil’s experiences of outdoor learning. British Educational Research Journal

Christie, B., Ross, H., Nicol, R. & Higgins, P. (Eds) (2014) Special Issue: Space, Place and Sustainability and the role of outdoor education. Journal of adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 14 (3)

Ross, H., Christie, B., Nicol, R. & Higgins, P. (2014) Editorial: Space, Place and Sustainability and the role of outdoor education. Journal of adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 14 (3), 191-197.

Christie, B., Beames, S., Higgins, P., Nicol, R. & Ross, H. (2014) Outdoor Learning Provision in   Scottish Schools.  Scottish Educational Review, 46 (1), 48-64.

Christie, B., Beames, S., & Nicol, R. (2013). We’ve only just begun: Outdoor learning in secondary schools. Environmental Education. Winter 2013, Volume 105.

Christie, B., Higgins, P. & McLaughlin, P. (2013) ‘Did you enjoy your holiday?’ Can residential outdoor learning benefit mainstream schooling?  Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning,  DOI:10.1080/14729679.2013.769715

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2012) Residential outdoor learning experiences and Scotland’s school curriculum: an empirical and philosophical consideration of progress, connection and relevance. Scottish Educational Review 44 (2), 45-59.

Book Chapters

Higgins, P. & Christie, B. (2020). Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education. In: Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education.  Springer.

Leask, K., Christie, B., Murray, R. (2019) Learning for Sustainability: our collective future depends on it. In R. Arshad, T. Wrigley and L. Pratt. Social Justice Re-examined: Dilemmas and solutions for classroom teachers. (2nd Ed) Trentham Press:

Prince, H., Christie, B., Humberstone, B. & Gurholt, K. (2018) Adventure education and outdoor learning trends in Europe: Examining journal emphases since 2000.  In European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning 20th anniversary.

McGregor, C. Scandrett, E. Christie, B. & Crowther, J. (2018). Climate justice education: From social movement learning to schooling. In Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice. Routledge

Higgins, P & Christie, B. (2018). Learning for Sustainability. In: Bryce, T. G. K., Humes, W. M., Gillies, D., & Kennedy, A. eds Scottish Education, Fourth Edition: Referendum. (5th ed.) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Christie, B. (2018) Telling my story: Being female in outdoor education in higher education. In T. Gray and D. Mitten. The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning. London: Palgrave. pg 259-272.

Beames, S., Christie, B., Blackwell, I. (2017) Developing whole school approaches to integrated indoor / outdoor teaching. In S. Waite (Ed), Children Learning Outside the Classroom, London: Sage.

Christie, B., Higgins, P., & Nicol, R. (2015) From practice to policy: Curricular outdoor learning in Scotland. In International Handbook of Outdoor Studies edited by Prince, H., Humberstone, B, and Henderson, K.

Telford, J., Beames, S., & Christie, B. (2015). Outdoor learning in Scotland. In J. von Au (Ed.), Raus aus dem Klassenzimmer: Outdoor Education als Unterrichtskonzept. Verlag Empirische Pådagogik (VEP): Landau.

Commissioned Literature Reviews

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2020) Educational outcomes of Learning for Sustainability: A brief review of literature. Scottish Government/ University of Edinburgh. Scottish Government commissioned report.

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2012) The impact of outdoor learning experiences on attainment and behaviour: A brief review of literature. Forestry Commission Scotland/University of Edinburgh. Forestry Commission Report 11/2012 [review funded by Forestry Commission Scotland]

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2012) The impact of outdoor learning experiences on attitudes to sustainability: A brief review of literature. Field Studies Council/University of Edinburgh. Field Studies Council Report 06/2012. [review funded by Field Studies Council]

Published/Edited Conference Proceedings

Christie, B., Higgins, P., Nicol, R., and Beames, S. (2013). Current trends and future directions; exploring the role of outdoor learning in Scotland.  Published proceedings from Edukacja przygodą Conference in Teresin, Warsaw, Poland.

Christie, B. (2012) What does it mean to me? Exploring the impact of outdoor learning on young people’s attitudes to sustainability. Published proceedings from the 12th European Institute of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning Conference “Outdoor Learning as a means of promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles and social inclusion for young people”. Derwent, UK.

Christie, B. (2010) Learning in Nature: Exploring the value of residential learning experiences within Scotland’s new school curriculum. Published proceedings from the 10th European Institute of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning conference. “Encountering, Exploring and Experiencing Nature in Education” CSOD, Slovenia.

Christie, B. (2005). ‘Raising Achievement? A Study of outdoor experiential learning in secondary schools in Scotland’. In Humberstone, B. (ed) Old Traditions and New Trends: Examining what is continuous and what is changing in young peoples lives. European Institute of Outdoor Adventure and Experiential Learning.

Christie, B. (2004) Raising Achievement in Scottish Secondary Schools? A study of outdoor experiential learning. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.

Christie, B. (2004). ‘Life Effectiveness Questionnaire — a tool for research’. Conference proceedings – Paper presented at the UK Outdoor Learning Research Forum, St. Martins College, Ambleside, 14th September.

Christie, B. (2001). ‘Raising Achievement through Outward Bound’. In White, M. (ed) Transitions: Experiential leaning and the Process of Change. Conference Proceedings. (pp48-50). Cumbria: Brathay Hall Trust.

Other publications/writing

Higgins, P., Nicol, R., Beames, S., Christie, B., & Scrutton, R. (2013). Education and Culture Committee, Outdoor Learning. Submission from Pete Higgins. University of Edinburgh.

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2013)  A Natural Curriculum: Improving the quality and availability of outdoor learning experiences in schools Ref: 10-2577 Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Unpublished Report from the University of Edinburgh

Christie, B., Higgins, P. & Nicol, R. (2010) An Evaluation of the Greenways to Health Initiative Northumberland 2007- 2009 – Groundwork Northumberland and Natural England. Unpublished Report.

Marshall, A., Currie, M., O’Brien, E., Roe, J., Ward Thompson, C., Mitchell, R., Wheeler, B., Higgins, P., Geyer, J., Christie, E. Park, J.J., Church, A., Farmer, J., Cummins, S., Sangster, M., & Bird, W. (2010). Knowledge gaps and methodological development of a framework for longitudinal resource in outdoors and health research: A discussion paper. Report for the Outdoors and Health Network, ESRC grant no. RES-355-25-0040.

Christie, B. (2004) Raising Achievement in Scottish Secondary Schools? A study of outdoor experiential learning. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.

Christie, B. (2002) The Royal Bank of Scotland Access Bursary Scheme – Research results. European Access Network News. University of Westminster, London.