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Title: Investigating the potential of nature play with children
Contributor(s): Elliott, Sue  (author); Taylor, Subhashni  (author)orcid ; Rizk, Nadya  (author)orcid ; Kennelly, Julie (author); Mckenzie, Matt (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Nature play has emerged as a global movement in the last decade. In Australia, this has inspired state government nature play initiatives, bush kinder and forest school programs and nature playgroups. However, as yet, Australian nature play research is somewhat limited and the potential for nature play in varied Australian settings is to be fully explored. In this study we investigated the potential of a new nature plays pace for environmental education programs atThalgarrah Environmental Education Centre (TEEC), Armidale, NSW. In particular, we focussed on young children's responses to the nature plays pace and their perceptions of the play affordances. Our intent was to inform the ongoing development of the TEEC nature playspace and programs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Linking Research to the Practice of Education, 1(2), p. 5-6
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 2207-5151
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: undefined
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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