OUTDOOR AND NATURE PLAY
Credit points: 15
Students in this subject will investigate the notion that unstructured play outdoors (nature play) is fundamental to a healthy childhood in that it provides benefits for health, cognitive, social and emotional development and helps to build resilience and creativity. Students will also address the proposition that experience in nature as a child may lead to environmental sensitivity and responsibility later in life. Students will design effective outdoor settings for children's nature play and manage aspects of safety while maximising exploration and free play. Students will identify and document the learning that emerges from outdoor and nature play.
FacultyFaculty of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The outdoor playspace naturally for children Birth to five years.||Prescribed||Elliot, S. (Ed.)(2013)||PADEMELON PRESS, N.S.W.|
|Readings||Outdoor learning in the Early Years: Management and innovation||Recommended||Bilton, H. (2010)||3RD ED. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE|
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Online, 2014, Week 48-08, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan
Scheduled Online Class
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week and delivered via online.
"Plus online learning activities"
|Design and evaluation of an outdoor play setting||40|