ERIC Number: ED428530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Landscapes: Developing School Grounds as Learning Places. Volume 3. Building Blocks to Better Learning Series.
In response to today's concern for the environment and growing curricular demands to teach about the natural world, educators are discovering the power of a school's surrounding outdoors area as a teaching tool. This booklet presents an overview of educational landscapes and examines the pervasive attitudes and practices that have led to the undervaluing of the schoolyard environment, identifies specific steps to create successful educational landscapes, provides insights for integrating the schoolyard more fully into the school culture and pedagogy, and discusses how to sustain educational landscape programs over time. Examples of built educational landscapes from the United States and Britain are provided to illustrate the range of possibilities for school grounds. Appendices present a list of standards of learning opportunities related to the school grounds, ways to link school grounds with the curriculum, and students' wish lists for their school grounds. A list of resources concludes the document. (Contains 21 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)