Outdoor classrooms, one of the oldest educational approaches that have existed, bringing learning through the
common denominator with nature to the agenda, first emerged in England as a reform movement in education
at the end of the 1950s. Outdoor classrooms are a rare educational structure that allows students to interact with
nature and experience the opportunities of this interaction with their fully digitalised interaction potentials. In the
study, examples of open-air classrooms, which are almost non-existent in Türkiye, have been analysed with
inductive content analysis by understanding them with the semi-structured interview technique conducted with
architects and landscape architects who are teachers and practitioners. In the end, considering all the evaluations,
it was determined that the effects of outdoor classes on students were grouped into four categories: effects on
cognitive, psychomotor, development, affective, and social development. Beyond only using a theoretical
approach, exemplary outdoor classroom models were developed and interpreted.
Keywords: Outdoor classroom, spatial education, classroom design, school garden.