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ERIC Number: EJ868181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
"We Need a Way to Get to the Other Side!" Exploring the Possibilities for Learning in Natural Spaces
Galizio, Carolyn; Stoll, Julia; Hutchins, Pamela
Young Children, v64 n4 p42-48 Jul 2009
This article describes the story of the bridge. The story illustrates the essence of outdoor experiences for children from the perspective of the classroom teacher. The children's ideas, images, and words are extremely meaningful, demonstrating that children are very capable at even young ages when supported by adults. Teachers support the theory that experiences in unstructured, natural settings are integral to children's learning and development. This context offers something new to children, an unknown for them to explore and a chance to investigate their interests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A