Loose Parts in Outdoor Learning

2-hour workshop, including hands-on activity

This workshop encourages creativity, problem solving, active and concrete engagement of children and teachers in learning. It provides an opportunity to play with endless possibilities for learning using schematic pedagogy and natural resources. This workshop affirms how Outdoor Learning Spaces and the EYLF and Quality Standards can work together and provides examples of how learning provocations can be resourced and presented.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have had an opportunity to:

  • Develop understanding surrounding current research of the benefits behind Outdoor Learning and Nature Play in Early Learning Centres
  • Explore the relationship between Outdoor Learning, the National Quality Framework and the EYLF
  • Play with natural loose parts and brainstorm how to use them in schematic pedagogy
  • Engage in play provocations and reflect on authentic learning in Outdoor Classrooms within the Early Childhood program

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