Take me outside—An introduction to outdoor learning

$45.00$40.50 Member Price

This module has been developed to explore the importance of outdoor environments for children’s learning, and show how educators can plan and use outdoor spaces with children. We will also address some of the fears about risky play and explain how educators and children can manage risk without removing challenges and fun.

The module will explain clearly:

  • why outdoor learning matters
  • how to create rich outdoor learning spaces
  • ways to overcome barriers to outdoor learning
  • how to help children manage healthy risks and challenges outdoors.

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Siobhan Hannan, a Melbourne kindergarten teacher, established the bilingual Italian program at North West Brunswick Kindergarten 18 years ago, and developed her interest in outdoor learning and pedagogical gardening in its beautiful grounds. She recently completed a PhD in early childhood education at the University of Melbourne. She also works as a trainer, writes about early learning and blogs at BeingBelongingBecoming. Siobhan is a member of the Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network.

Additional information

Presented by

Dr Siobhan Hannan

Links to the National Quality Standard

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice, Quality Area 3: Physical environment

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning, 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Course Duration

45 minutes