Outdoor learning environments

spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking in the early years

Helen Little (Editor), Sue Elliott (Editor), Shirley Wyver (Editor)

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Educators have a key pedagogical role to promote early year's outdoor play in natural environments. Active outdoor play that involves risk-taking has been linked to positive effects on social health and behaviour as well as promoting physical activity and motor skill development. At the same time, it has been recognised that opportunities for children to experience outdoor learning have been reduced in recent decades due to the impacts of technology, urbanisation and social change. This book brings together renowned authors with research and professional experience in a range of disciplines to provide a comprehensive guide to developing positive and engaging outdoor learning environments in the early years.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCrows Nest, NSW
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages282
ISBN (Print)9781760296858
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2017


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