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This accessible guide will inform, prompt and inspire practitioners as they develop their own creativity and seize the rich opportunities offered by outdoor environments to cultivate and encourage the creative skills of the young children ...

Author: Julie Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351599849

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This accessible guide will inform, prompt and inspire practitioners as they develop their own creativity and seize the rich opportunities offered by outdoor environments to cultivate and encourage the creative skills of the young children in their care. Including information on Forest School, Developing Creativity and Curiosity Outdoors builds on theories of creative learning and development, and offers a wealth of ideas and activities for application in a range of outdoor settings. From designing and building structures, to making music and exploring colour, shape and pattern, this book illustrates how engagement in and with the natural world might extend children’s creative development, encouraging them to speak, listen, move freely, play and learn. Case studies demonstrate good practice and each chapter concludes with questions, encouraging the reader to reflect on and develop their own practice. Practical ideas can be adapted for use in more urban environments, and further reading, online resources and lists of suppliers make Developing Creativity and Curiosity Outdoors an essential resource for those looking to maximise the natural curiosity of children. This book will give early years practitioners and students the confidence and knowledge they need to embark on an exciting journey of outdoor discovery with young children.
2018-06-18 By Julie Johnson

Features include: Ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire Guidance on fulfilling the learning requirements of EYFS and the Characteristics of Effective Learning Advice on ...

Author: Ann Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000050073

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Outdoor learning and play experiences are an essential part of young children’s development. The importance of offering children first-hand experience of the natural world becomes more urgent as research evidence demonstrates the benefits of becoming physically and emotionally involved with the natural world. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons shows how we can encourage young children to engage with nature on a daily basis throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, it supports adults to develop their own awareness of the world around them .and feel confident about taking children outside every day. There are suggestions for caring for gardens and wildlife through the year, and ideas to brighten grey winter days, enjoy the summer sunshine or explore in the snow. Now featuring full colour photographs throughout, this new edition has been updated to include references to recent research, new material on Forest Schools, discussion questions for practitioners and in-depth case studies of learning in action. Features include: Ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire Guidance on fulfilling the learning requirements of EYFS and the Characteristics of Effective Learning Advice on working with parents and the role of adults Practical tips and suggestions of how to make the most of a small space or how to re-plan an existing space Useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites This practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor learning and play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis and for parents and carers wishing to get the most of time outdoors with their children.
2020-04-01 By Ann Watts

This book explores creative development in babies and shows how practitioners can support even the youngest child’s natural curiosity and help them to develop their ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Author: Louise Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000219661

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book explores creative development in babies and shows how practitioners can support even the youngest child’s natural curiosity and help them to develop their ideas, thoughts and feelings. It provides engaging, cost-effective and achievable activity ideas to support the developing creative mind, covering the outdoors; communication and language; and personal, social, emotional and physical development. Including discussion boxes, case studies and reflective points in every chapter, Day offers guidance and insight into key topics and well-known theories, including how and why to facilitate creativity, adult-baby relationships and attachment, the environment and resources that enable creativity and outdoor exploration and play. Discover Creativity with Babies is a wonderful guide for early years practitioners looking to support and cultivate the curious and creative side to every child, however they may choose to express it.
2021-04-22 By Louise Day

The Practical Guide and Sourcebook for Excellence in Outdoor Provision and Practice with Young Children Jan White ... Developing Creativity and Curiosity Outdoors: How to Extend Creative Learning in the Early Years Julie Johnson & Ann ...

Author: Jan White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890758

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; and explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. This full-colour third edition has been further developed to act as a comprehensive source book of relevant materials, books and resources supporting the core ingredients of high-quality outdoor provision, while each chapter also includes extensive collections of children’s picture books relating to the themes within each chapter. Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
2019-09-06 By Jan White

Further reading Briggs, M (2015) Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Early Years and Primary Classroom (2nd edn). Abingdon: Routledge. Johnson, J and Watts, A (2018) Developing Creativity and Curiosity Outdoors: ...

Author: Jo McEvoy

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526482624

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Planning for learning in the EYFS is not a simple task. Planning can be daunting, time consuming and ineffective. It is easy to fall into the trap of planning for activities and topics, rather than planning for learning. Be better, more confident and effective at planning for learning in the EYFS with this book. *Explore the wider context of children's learning *Make professional, informed decisions to support all children *Use statutory and non-statutory guidance appropriately *Be responsive to children's individual needs *Capitalize on learning opportunities as they arise *Be an advocate for child-centred planning
2019-05-27 By Jo McEvoy

... encouraging their curiosity outdoor activities and to explore opRights joint resolution passed the State of and developing their creativity is es- portunities to discover the wilderness , Illinois ; and sential . Playing outdoors ...

Author: Congress

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Political Science

Page: 4020

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... encouraging their curiosity outdoor activities and to explore opRights joint resolution passed the State of and developing their creativity is es portunities to discover the wilderness , Illinois ; and sential . Playing outdoors not ...

Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: STANFORD:36105219940553

Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Understanding the definition of what is meant by 'interest' is central to the creative development. Interest is when curiosity is suspended by a more intense attraction to each other's presence, needs, interest and desires, ...

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529738384

Category: Education

Page: 536

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This new fourth edition of The Early Years Foundation Stage is fully updated to bring it in line with key changes in the revised EYFS. What is included in this new edition? - A brand-new chapter on Reflective Practice - Completely new content in fully revised chapters on Play; Pedagogical Documentation; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; and Children’s Health and Wellbeing - New coverage of Baseline Assessment - New and updated case studies throughout the book - ‘Taking it Outside’ examples - New coverage of self-regulation A student favourite, this textbook supports your learning with case studies, points for discussion, reflective tasks and further reading to help you effectively apply theory in your practice across all areas of the EYFS.
2021-02-24 By Ioanna Palaiologou

n Table 9.1 The benefits of outdoor provision for the development of creative mathematics n Table 9.1 ... ever-changing environment that invites exploration, curiosity and wonder Whole-body, sensory experience Scope to combine materials ...

Author: Linda Pound

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317511274

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
2015-04-24 By Linda Pound

The value given to the outdoor learning space by adults will be reflected in the impact on children's learning and development outdoors: a place where children flourish with curiosity and creativity, develop and learn holistically, ...

Author: Janice Wearmouth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335249886

Category: Education

Page: 272

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How can we bring the curriculum to life so that all young people of compulsory school age are fully engaged in their learning and achieve to their maximum? Professor Janice Wearmouth and Dr Karen Lindley bring together contributions from practising teachers, researchers and academics to answer this question for a range of educational contexts and demonstrate the positive impact that can be achieved on student learning at all levels. This edited volume highlights challenges and opportunities within the current English education system. With reflective questions and ideas for teachers to implement in the classroom, this important book bridges the gap between theory and practice and will be invaluable reading for trainee teachers, teacher trainers, qualified teachers and others with an interest in education and the curriculum. "The intrinsic value of the book is that it seeks to illuminate the discussions surrounding the issues identified, from differing and alternative perspectives in education." Dr Barry Paraskeva Costas, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Hertfordshire, UK "A highly engaging and refreshing look at how a diverse range of learners might be immersed in their learning, this book provides an imaginative and thought-provoking consideration of creative curricula to involve and inspire learners." Julie Wharton, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester, UK "This book does an excellent job of drawing together a wide range of contributions and contexts that collectively put the challenges and opportunities of curriculum centre stage." Dr Warren Kidd, School of Education and Communities, University of East London, UK Janice Wearmouth is Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Dr Karen Lindley is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Both editors are experienced teachers and researchers with continuing close links to Education students, trainee teachers, teacher trainers and practising teachers.
2021-06-18 By Janice Wearmouth

Further Steps Outdoors: Guidance (Welsh Government, 2014) Building the Ambition (Scottish Government, 2014) promotes an environment that will promote curiosity, inquiry and creativity. In the descriptor for what an environment for young ...

Author: Lynda Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315300658

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Developing Young Children’s Mathematical Learning Outdoors provides detailed guidance and practical advice on planning mathematical experiences for young children outdoors. By examining the key features of a mathematically rich outdoor environment, it illustrates how this can motivate children in leading their own learning and mathematical thinking. Drawing upon the author’s wealth of experience, the book provides support for students and early years' practitioners in developing a deeper understanding of how to plan quality experiences, which combine pedagogy with effective practice. Covering all aspects of mathematics, it identifies meaningful contexts and shows how adults can use open-ended questions and prompts to promote children’s mathematical play outside. With rich case studies and reflective questions included throughout, as well as suggestions for useful resources to put the ideas in the book into practice, it is essential reading for all those that want to develop curious and creative mathematical thinkers in the early years.
2017-08-23 By Lynda Keith

Teachers are in the wonderful position of being able to foster children's awe and wonder about the outdoors. ... Creativity is born out of curiosity and because rivers are complex, living features there is much to be curious about.

Author: Stephen Pickering

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317245780

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Teaching Outdoors Creatively offers guidance and a variety of exciting ideas to suit the full range of primary schools and locations. Underpinned by current research and practical experience, it investigates innovative approaches to working creatively with children beyond the classroom. While recognising the diverse needs and opportunities that primary schools have to develop the outdoors as part of their curriculum, it presents a broad range of activities, philosophies and approaches. Key themes explored include: Understanding and using local and home environments Investigating streets and buildings in your area Planning fieldwork Using rivers to inspire children Forest schools Beach schools Physical education outdoors Learning through adventure. Teaching Outdoors Creatively supports teaching and learning in a wide range of settings, from schools in rural and urban areas, to off-site outdoor education centres and residential visits. With a focus on developing effective and stimulating learning environments for children it is a must-have resource for all busy trainee and practising teachers.
2017-04-21 By Stephen Pickering

of interrelated learning and child development opportunities. Teachers see that the creative writing activity they have initiated in the woods, for example, is not just about Literacy, but has elements of science, Physical Education, ...

Author: Sue Waite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526421333

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to help students and professionals understand the importance of getting children learning outside the traditional classroom, and is packed full of creative information and ideas for teachers and practitioners to incorporate outdoor activities throughout the school curriculum. Significantly revised and updated the second edition now includes 7 brand new chapters on: Methods of assessment and evaluation Global perspectives on outdoor learning Developing whole school approaches to indoor and outdoor teaching Technology and its role outside the classroom Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and learning outdoors Forest School The environmental sector and outdoor learning Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the classroom, this book demonstrates how the outdoor environment is enriching learning opportunities for children and deepening their connections with the natural world. NOW FEATURING! Online resources that include free SAGE journal articles, weblinks, annotated further readings and video to help translate theory into real life practice. Sue Waite will be discussing key ideas from Children Learning Outside the Classroom: From Birth to Eleven in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.
2017-02-13 By Sue Waite

Perceptual curiosity is aroused by new or special sensory impressions leading to specific explorations (Berlyne, 1954), ... and seek new discoveries, thus playing an important part in development of creativity and critical sense.

Author: Liv Torunn Grindheim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030725952

Category: Outdoor education

Page: 201

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This Open Access book examines children's participation in dialectical reciprocity with place-based institutional practices by presenting empirical research from Australia, Brazil, China, Poland, Norway and Wales. Underpinned by cultural-historical theory, the analysis reveals how outdoors and nature form unique conditions for children's play, formal and informal learning and cultural formation. The analysis also surfaces how inequalities exist in societies and communities, which often limit and constrain families' and children's access to and participation in outdoor spaces and nature. The findings highlight how institutional practices are shaped by pedagogical content, teachers' training, institutional regulations and societal perceptions of nature, children and suitable, sustainable education for young children. Due to crises, such as climate change and the recent pandemic, specific focus on the outdoors and nature in cultural formation is timely for the cultural-historical theoretical tradition. In doing so, the book provides empirical and theoretical support for policy makers, researchers, educators and families to enhance, increase and sustain outdoor and nature education.

Curiosity is the basis for learning, motivation, creativity, and achievement. ... by Design We are developing curiosity by surveying different groups in our community to find out what outdoor recreational activities they prefer.

Author: Jeanne L. Paynter

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071812587

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Nurture the talents of all learners Are you cultivating the real-world creative problem-solving skills today’s diverse learners need for future success? Or have we leaned so far into test preparation that we’ve left no room for developing our students’ unique talents, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated? With the new brain-based Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning model described in this book, you can focus instead on developing all students’ metacognitive, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills alongside the required content standards. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. With this book, you can • Identify and develop all learners’ aptitudes for innovation in STEM and humanities • Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development • Support and assess student progress with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys • Challenge and engage all learners, especially diverse gifted students Ideal for implementation in virtual or traditional learning environments, you will ensure your students’ long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.
2021-01-05 By Jeanne L. Paynter

The outdoors is full of rich learning experiences for preschool and pre-kindergarten children. Lens on Outdoor Learning is filled with stories and colorful photographs that illustrate how the outdoors supports children's early learning.

Author: Wendy Banning

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 9781605541853

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The outdoors is full of rich learning experiences for preschool and pre-kindergarten children. Lens on Outdoor Learning is filled with stories and colorful photographs that illustrate how the outdoors supports children's early learning. Each story is connected to an early learning standard such as curiosity and initiative; engagement and persistence; imagination, invention, and creativity; reasoning and problem-solving; risk-taking, responsibility, and confidence; reflection, application, and interpretation; and flexibility and resilience. Much of the teaching in these experiences is indirect and involves provisioning, observing, and conversing with children as they spend quality time in nature. Children's dialogue and actions are included in each story to show just how engaged they became during these experiences. Lens on Outdoor Learning will inspire early childhood professionals to use this outdoor approach in their own setting. Wendy Banning is coordinator of Irvin Learning Farm, an inquiry-based, hands-on outdoor learning space for children and adults in North Carolina. She is also an educational consultant, teacher, trainer, and photographer. Ginny Sullivan is co-principal of Learning by the Yard, a partnership of landscape architects and educators that helps schools develop their grounds as habitat, focusing on native plants. Ginny consults, trains teachers, and involves schools and centers in the design of their outdoor spaces to help children learn about the natural world.
2010-11-23 By Wendy Banning

Both creativity and curiosity are bred through contemplation' (BuchholZ 1998, p. 82). ... can create the time and space for individuals and teams to be creative and innovative in order to support organisational growth and development, ...

Author: Tracey J. Dickson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139510158

Category: Education


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Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. Written by an expert author team, it explores the value of the outdoors in a society that is increasingly risk- adverse, but at the same time pushes the commodification of high risk and extreme activities. Drawing upon the risk management process from the International Standard on Risk Management, ISO 31000, this text adopts a whole-of-organisation approach to risk management. It covers: • organisational sustainability • legal issues • program design • activities • severe weather scenarios • incident analysis . Risk Management in the Outdoors provides direction on how best to manage the 'down-side' of risk taking while maximising the potential benefits. Each chapter contains focus questions, case studies, action points for practitioners, plus further questions and activities.
2011-11-23 By Tracey J. Dickson

According to him the development of the mind consists largely in the building of 'cognitive structures' and the rebuilding of these ... To be playful is to be creative; being creative is to be curious and being curious is risky.

Author: Annie Woods

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317336464

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Providing a fresh approach to examining development in the early years, this book draws together well-established ideas and theories based on outdoor play experiences and connects them to spiritual development in children. Elemental Play and Outdoor Learning considers socio-cultural perspectives, guided participation and mediated learning alongside playfulness as it looks at young children’s developing interest in the people around them, the environment they experience and the ideas and objects that involve them. Including rich encounters with young children and adults, chapters cover: elemental play as an approach to observe and support children’s holistic development; the role of people in developing effective exploratory and social skills; using the concept of elemental play to consider the spiritual system as an aspect of child development; imaginative play with raw, natural materials and how prepared environments can encourage children’s natural exploration; an exploration of well-established constructs of play and how elemental play can be integrated or re-conceptualised with the other theories. Exploring current thinking about natural experiences, interest in forest school activity and fresh insight into dynamic ecological concepts, this book will be essential reading for practitioners and students on undergraduate and postgraduate early years and childhood studies courses.
2016-11-10 By Annie Woods

... fulfil their own curiosity, motivation and creative thinking to revisit 'bears in the wood' and to develop their creation, ... The nature of the outdoor environment also gave an insight into children's social group play and how they ...

Author: Gill Goodliff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446837



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This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children's play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children's play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children's voices, risk and spaces, children's rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.
2017-07-04 By Gill Goodliff

Thoughtful, intentional early childhood educators can provide outdoor experiences and activities that respond to virtually ... of wonder and curiosity as they develop an appreciation for and love of the natural world” (Slater, 2008, p.

Author: Patricia A. Dischler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412974226

Category: Education

Page: 175

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Nurture enthusiastic learners, promote school readiness, and meet state standards by integrating creativity, curiosity, and courtesy into the curriculum through developmentally appropriate, fun activities.
2009-10-22 By Patricia A. Dischler