Nature Pedagogies

EDU40020 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • One Semester or Equivelent

Contact hours

  • Swinburne online: Fully online

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Prerequisites

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.