Inspiring Places: Exploring Outdoor Learning Spaces with Young Children

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dc.contributor.author Burgess, Natasha
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T18:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T18:56:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6534
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project is to explore young schoolchildren’s involvement in selecting and creating outdoor learning spaces. The question leading this investigation is, “how can Canadian educators involve young children’s voice in the development of inspiring outdoor learning spaces?”. The review of the literature examines emergent curriculum and outdoor play, finding that these approaches to educating young children are complimentary. Multiple factors impacting children’s engagement in outdoor learning will be examined, indicating that duration, frequency, proximity, availability of engaging materials, and an invested adult all play a part. As the studies discussed in this project will demonstrate, there is a gap in the Canadian literature involving young children in research. A future study using a mixed methods approach, combining the Mosaic approach and case study analysis, is proposed, involving young children in designing outdoor learning spaces on school grounds in Canada. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject outdoor learning en_US
dc.subject young children en_US
dc.subject emergent curriculum en_US
dc.subject Mosaic approach en_US
dc.subject case study analysis en_US
dc.subject outdoor play en_US
dc.subject nature en_US
dc.subject loose parts en_US
dc.title Inspiring Places: Exploring Outdoor Learning Spaces with Young Children en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Filler, Chris
dc.contributor.supervisor Tannock, Michelle
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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