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Children learning outside the classroom : from birth to eleven

Author: Sue Waite
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learning outside the classroom is seen as beneficial in both early years and primary settings, and it is becoming embedded in the curriculum. This text explores why learning beyond the classroom is important for children, and offers practical examples of how to improve outdoor learning experiences for all children.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waite, Sue.
Children learning outside the classroom.
London : SAGE Publications, 2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Waite
ISBN: 9781446209356 1446209350 9780857020482 085702048X
OCLC Number: 764572281
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Theoretical perspectives on learning outside the classroom: relationships between learning and place / Sue Waite and Nick Pratt --
Section 1. Early years practice --
reaching out. Crawling and toddling in the outdoors: very young children's learning / Valerie Huggins and Karen Wicket --
Using the local community as part of the early years learning environment / Karen Wickett and Valerie Huggins --
A time of change: outdoor learning and pedagogies of transition between foundation stage and year 1 / Sue Waite, Julie Evans and Sue Rogers --
section 2. Learning outside the classroom accross the curriculum for primary aged children. English and language outside the classroom / Howard Cotton --
Mathematics outside the classroom / Nick Pratt --
Science and technology outside the classroom / Beth Gompertz, Julia Hincks and Rachael Hincks Knight --
Understanding places and society through history and geography outside the classroom / Orla Kelly and Roger Cutting --
The arts outside the classroom / Jeff Adams, Martin Ashley --
Physical development, health and well-being: the role of physical education 'outside' / Emma Sime and Liz Taplin --
section 3. Outside the box. Residential centres: desirable difference? / Tony Rea --
School gardens and forest schools / Rowena Passy and Sue Waite --
Environmental education in the National Park: case studies on Exmoor / Dave Gurnett, Linda la Velle, and Sue Waite --
Managed learning spaces and new forms of learning outside the classroom / Alan Peacock --
Making a difference: learning on a grand scale / Sue Waite.
Responsibility: edited by Sue Waite.

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