Nature Pedagogies

EDU40020 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or Equivelent

Contact hours

  • Swinburne online: Fully online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


EDU20053 - Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 2

Aims and objectives

This unit will draw on the research evidence that reveals exposure to natural environments develops children’s understandings and experiences that will have a long term impact on the quality of children’s lives, particularly in relation to their physical health, motor skill development, emotional wellbeing and ‘character capabilities’ such as self-regulation, empathy, creativity, and innovation, and their capacity to be successful learners. Preservice teachers will be supported to use their senses, to explore, to be creative and to (re)discover how to learn in, with and through nature, in order that they will be build capacity on how plan through policy, programming and pedagogy the means to introduce natural learning as central to an early childhood program.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Anlayse holistic natural learning philosophies.
2. Explore and explain holistic natural learning methodologies.
3. Critically evaluate regulatory requirements versus natural learning pedagogies.
4. Create and justify a holistic natural learning program.