Category Archives: Early Childhood Education

Professional learning for early childhood outdoor pedagogy

How can early childhood educators be supported to teach outdoors? Moving to learn outdoors can mean so many things… Continue reading

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Children’s physical activity & movement in outdoor landscapes – What matters to early childhood educators?

    What do children need for active play in the outdoors? In-depth research with six early childhood educators revealed what mattered to them when thinking about young children moving and being active in outdoor learning environments. According to these … Continue reading

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Tribute song to Permaculture giant Bill Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016)

Formidable Vegetable Sound System have done it again with a quirky poignant tribute to one of Permaculture’s founders Bill Mollison who died last year. Check it out here: http://www.pipmagazine.com.au/connect/bill-mollison-tribute-song-launch-trees-eat-us-formidable-vegetable-sound-system/ While your at it if you are looking for fun music … Continue reading

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Building outdoor environment literacy

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens Photo: Llewellyn Wishart Developing nature-rich outdoor environments for young children takes conviction, creativity, planning, negotiation, design sense and skills in early childhood pedagogy. Early childhood educators here in Australia are being offered more … Continue reading

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Embodied Parenting – Perspectives on non-verbal communication & power of movement-dance

Dance-movement therapist Dr Suzie Tortora’s research into embodied parenting and infant-parent communication has much to offer about the power of movement as a form of subtle embodied communication in infancy, early childhood and across the lifespan. Dr Tortora’s research challenges … Continue reading

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What do young children need more of outdoors?

Our recently published research sheds light on what young children might need more of in their outdoor learning environments. How do we stimulate well rounded play, physical activity, motor development and simply the joy of being outdoors? In a word … Continue reading

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Our research continues on re-natured outdoor early childhood spaces

Garden Drum’s Helen Young reports on the KinderGardenProject: Putting the Green Back into Kindergartens a collaboration between the City of Ballarat, Deakin University, Uniting Care, Flemings Nurseries and Eureka Community Kindergarten Association: Putting ‘garden’ back into kindergarten

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