ERIC Number: ED053817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Opening Up the Classroom: A Walk Around the School.
Open education practices are illustrated in this paper in which children's natural interest in the outdoor world is used to outline learning activities which might result from a short nature walk. The teachers' objective is to help the child learn strategies and skills which will enable him to acquire, sort, store and use information, in contrast to learning a body of facts. The paper argues that teachers should encourage the child through dialogue and discussion, leading him to a level of interest which will then sustain self-directed activity. Specifically discussed are ways to teach math concepts, science, language arts, and art using various natural materials such as stones, sticks, leaves and flowers. (NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Information Resources.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.