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Title: Why do outdoor play and learning matter?
Contributor(s): Little, Helen (author); Elliott, Sue  (author); Wyver, Shirley (author)
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: This chapter presents an overview of outdoor environments as spaces for promoting children's learning, development and wellbeing. It examines the historical and contemporary outdoor play literature and looks at the status of outdoor play in the early years across early childhood education centres and schools, particularly in relation to how outdoor play is viewed within the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009), the Natiornal Quality Standard (NQS) (ACECQA, 2016a) and the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2015). The chapter also provides an overview of contemporary issues impacting on children's outdoor play and the chapter perspectives presented in this book.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Outdoor Learning Evironments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking in the early years, p. 1-16
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Place of Publication: Crows Nest, Australia
ISBN: 9781760296858
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
9304 School/Institution
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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