ERIC Number: ED229183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Planning an Outdoor Learning Environment for a Small School.
Keats, C.; And Others
Teachers' Forum (Australia), v4 n2 p6-8 Sep 1981
Developed to provide an outdoor learning environment for a small school which had relatively undeveloped grounds, these plans are aimed toward providing: physical activity (climbing, running, jumping, and games); imaginative activity; social learning; environmental study; mathematics and science; exploring materials, e.g., water and soil; and the extension of classroom activities outside. The plans incorporate activity areas such as an adventure hill-amphitheatre, a log fort, a horizontal ladder, crossed climbing logs arranged in diminishing squares, vertical climbing logs of various sizes, and a balancing log set. Additionally, a fish pond and native trees replaced a flower garden, large stepping stones were used for a path, lines were painted on the asphalt tarmac to accommodate mathematics activities and games such as hop-scotch (trestles and benches were built and stored under the school for easy movement onto this area for art activities), and under both tanks fern houses were established. The last section provides suggestions for involving the rural community in the project. (AH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Brisbane Coll. of Advanced Education, Kelvin Grove (Australia). Dept. of Teacher Education.