publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Learning with nature and learning from others: nature as setting and resource for early childhood education

Sarah MacQuarrie; Clare Nugent; Claire Warden;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Nov 2013
  • Country: New Zealand
Abstract
Nature-based learning is an increasingly popular type of early childhood education. Despite this, children's experiences-in particular, their form and function within different settings and how they are viewed by practitioners-are relatively unknown. Accordingly, the use of nature as a setting and a resource for learning was researched. A description and an emerging understanding of nature-based learning were obtained through the use of a group discussion and case studies. Practitioners' views demonstrated their eagerness to share experience that ranged from positive examples to challenges encountered within practice. Case studies recorded in a Scottish nature k...
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free text keywords: adult-child relationship, cultural influences, early childhood education, nature-based learning, outdoor learning, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600/3612, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3304, Education, Pedagogy, Outdoor education, Best practice, Social science, Psychology, Situated, Experiential learning, Interpersonal relationship, Social learning, Place-based education
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Learning with nature and learning from others: nature as setting and resource for early childhood education

Sarah MacQuarrie; Clare Nugent; Claire Warden;