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ERIC Number: EJ1155230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow? Creating the Creative School Garden
Egan, Padraig
Primary Science, n147 p26-28 Mar 2017
Plants and the outdoors may be something of a mystery to a generation of children who are reportedly spending more and more time indoors; this has the potential to inhibit real understanding of many complex biological processes. Taking children outdoors introduces them to a world from which they are becoming increasingly distant. However, a creative approach to teaching the life processes and living things content of the curriculum can encourage children to engage more fully with the school grounds and engender a love of the living world. As teachers we have a responsibility to children to ensure that they are not disconnected from the natural world around them. This article will explore the importance of taking children outdoors as well as offering some activities that can be undertaken in the school grounds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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