Outdoor Learning

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Siobhan Hannan
Siobhan Hannah, a Melbourne kindergarten teacher, established the bilingual Italian program at North West Brunswick Kindergarten 18 years ago, and developed her interest in outdoor learning and pedagogical gardening in its beautiful grounds.

Description

This module has been developed to explore the importance of outdoor environments for children’s learning, and show how educators can plan and use outdoor spaces with children. We will also address some of the fears about risky play and explain how educators and children can manage risk without removing challenges and fun.

he module features:

  • interviews with educators
  • footage of outdoor learning environments
  • a visit to Bush Kinder
  • advice from Kidsafe
  • reflective questions.

The module will explain clearly:

  • why outdoor learning matters
  • how to create rich outdoor learning spaces
  • ways to overcome barriers to outdoor learning
  • how to help children manage healthy risks and challenges outdoors.

This module will take an estimated 60 minutes to complete.

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Watch the trailer for Outdoor Learning below.