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Title: Children in the natural world
Contributor(s): Elliott, Sue  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: This chapter builds on the ideas presented in the first edition of this text. It reinvestigates the literature that identifies nature as a hwnan construct, and discusses the evolving relationships between hwnans and nature. It describes the erosion of children's connections with the natural environment and presents an argwnent for inclusion of nature in early childhood settings as a critical element contributing to children's health, wellbeing and development. A range of pedagogical strategies supports this argwnent. The chapter concludes by drawing links between children playing and learning in nature and the imperative of embedding education for sustainability (EfS) into early childhood settings.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Young Children and the Environment: Early education for sustainability, p. 32-54
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Port Melbourne, Australia
ISBN: 9781107636347
Field of Research (FOR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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