Outdoor and Nature Play
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- 24 Apr 2023
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- Design an effective outdoor setting for children's nature play.
- Manage aspects of safety while maximising exploration and free play.
- Identify and document learning emerging from outdoor and nature play.
- • Philosophies behind nature place and practice examples from Australia and around the world.
- • Nature play pedagogies.
- • Outdoor and nature play’s impact on physical activity and wellbeing.
- • Planning and designing for effective outdoor and nature plays, including: risk management, inclusion and technology integration and advocacy.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed EDU2CD (Child Development: Baby To Toddler) are ineligible to enrol in this subject. Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: EBECEO.
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Students in this subject investigate the notion that unstructured play outdoors (nature play) is fundamental to a healthy childhood in that it provides benefits for health, cognitive, social and emotional development and helps to build resilience and creativity. Students also address the proposition that experience in nature as a child may lead to environmental sensitivity and responsibility later in life. Students design effective outdoor settings for children's nature play and manage aspects of safety while maximising exploration and free play. Students identify and document the learning that emerges from outdoor and nature play.
- Part A: Exploring Nature Play Diagnostic task (approx. 200 words) . This assessment task will be undertaken within the first 2 weeks of the term. (10%)
- Design & evaluate an outdoor play setting - web portfolio (Approx. 2000 words). (50%)
- Part B: Exploring Nature Play (approx. 1800 words) (40%)
Current study term: 23 Apr 23 to 02 Jun 23
Textbook information is pending.