Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play and the School Environment Literature Review

Nature Play WA was contracted by the Western Australian Department of Education (The Department) to undertake a small research project examining three key areas and providing recommendations based on the findings.

The three key areas were:
• Designing for play;
• Designing for outdoor learning; and
• Beyond infrastructure, where policy meets place.

Nature Play WA undertook a comprehensive literature review that considers three critical elements to improving student experience and learning in school settings: outdoor learning, outdoor play and the school environment.

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Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.