Young Children’s Outdoor Play-Based Learning

Waters, Jane and Rekers, Angela (2019) Young Children’s Outdoor Play-Based Learning. Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, Montreal.

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In this chapter, we consider current thinking about young children’s learning when they engage in outdoor play. The role of the teacher, parent and/or caregiver (hereafter ‘adult’) and the importance of cultural context in relation to the learning that takes place outside is explored. Recent research, noting the reduced opportunities for unsupervised outdoor play, centres upon: The child’s developmental outcomes, e.g., physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, creativity and imagination; as well as connections with the non-human natural world. The adult’s role in children’s play, learning, access to and engagement with the outdoors. The setting, i.e., urban spaces, natural/non-built spaces, pedagogical spaces.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outdoor play, child development, learning
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LT Textbooks
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Childhood, Youth and Education
Depositing User: Jane Waters
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 15:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 08:24

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