OPEN GROUND place-based education and consultancy
Background


Open Ground


Open Ground


Open Ground

BACKGROUND

Open Ground was started by Sam Harrison in 2005.  Sam was born in rural Suffolk and was raised on a small-holding, working on various farms.  Sam traveled extensively in the mountain regions of the world, climbing, exploring and working with local organizations.  More recently he has been concentrating on the areas around his home - the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, where he gets excited about place-names and finding remote shieling sites or little nooks of native woodland.

 

Sam gained an MA in philosophy from Cambridge in 2001, an MSc with distinction in Human Ecology in 2006, and PhD focused on Place-Based Education in 2012.  Through his studies he has explored action research, environmental philosophy, community development, environmental and place-based education.  Sam is passionate about bringing theories and practical learning together, and all his studies contribute to the work and development of Open Ground

 

Sam is a qualified Mountain Leader, and outdoor first aider, with a variety of other outdoor qualifications.  When Sam is not working he can usually be found pottering with his vegetables, cooking, or playing traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. 

 

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