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ERIC Number: EJ1044093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Turning Our World of Learning Inside Out!
Monsalvatge, Laura; Long, Kris; DiBello, Lilia
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v41 n3 p23-30 2013
Early childhood professionals constantly reflect upon how to improve the quality of educational experiences for young children. They are often encouraged to create centers that support the development of language, literacy and mathematical concepts inside the classroom, but they often forget that there is an untapped world of learning just outside the classroom door. This article describes the story of two South Florida early childhood programs that took the challenge and made students' outdoor time more than just recess or free play. These programs encouraged the faculty to be purposeful with their approach to learning by addressing the outdoor environment. They turned their early childhood world "inside out" by creating outdoor learning environments that tapped into the natural curiosity of all young learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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