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Learning with Nature
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781446287460
- Published By: Sage UK
- Year: 2015
- Page Count: 128
- Publication date: October 15, 2015
Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments.
Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains:
- A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they’re doing now and where to develop to be more effective.
- Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings.
- An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision.
Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives.
Claire Warden is an educational consultant with an international reputation for pioneering work in education and a focus on children’s connection to the natural world. For more details of her work visit www.claire-warden.com
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Self-Evaluation of Practice
Chapter 2: Characteristics of Outdoor Learning
Chapter 3: Learning with Nature
Chapter 4: Sharing Values with Parents
Chapter 5: Observation, Planning and Assessment
Chapter 6: Embedding Practice
The author has a lovely writing style that demonstrates clarity, knowledge, humour and such strength of reflective practice that you cannot help but love reading this book, whether as a parent, practitioner, carer or early years educator - it is a delight.Martine Hovarth
Early Years Educator