OUTDOOR AND NATURE PLAY

EDU3ONP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject 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 also address the proposition that experience in nature as a child may lead to environmental sensitivity and responsibility later in life. Students design effective outdoor settings for children's nature play and manage aspects of safety while maximising exploration and free play. Students identify and document the learning that emerges from outdoor and nature play.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWeekly synchronous and asynchronous online activities including online student engagement and learning modules

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolled into EBEL or EBECEO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Sustainability and the Early Years Learning Framework

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorElliott, S.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPADEMELON PRESS

ISBN9781876138417

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Outdoor learning in the Early Years: Management and innovation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBilton, H.

Year2010

Edition/Volume3RD ED

PublisherNEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE

ISBN9780415454773

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The outdoor playspace naturally for children Birth to five years.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorElliot, S.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPADEMELON PRESS, N.S.W.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Design an effective outdoor setting for children's nature play
02. Manage aspects of safety while maximizing exploration and free play
03. Identify and document learning emerging from outdoor and nature play

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Online study 2/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 31
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 31
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Activity Workbook (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

Design and evaluation of an outdoor play setting (approx. 1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Literature review (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Online study 3/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 34 - 43
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 34 - 43
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Activity Workbook (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3

Design and evaluation of an outdoor play setting (approx. 1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Literature review (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3