Every Child – Vol.17 No.4 2011- Place-Based Pedagogy

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Thinking about place… Encouraging courage … Working with children in the outback … Creating outdoor play and learning environments…

The space and environment that provides an early childhood setting can act as a kind of silent educator: guiding and forming the learning experiences of children, place forms a crucial part of how a child understands the world and his relationship with it. This issue of Every Child magazine focuses on place-based pedagogy: place, space, play equipment, the outdoors and the ways that educators can use these to help a child grow in understanding, responsibility, and resilience. Thinking about place… Encouraging courage … Working with children in the outback … Creating outdoor play and learning environments…
Other topics included in this issue of Every Child include:
• Looking towards the National Quality Framework
• Introducing the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
• Intentional teaching and the child-centered curriculum
• Helping children who are experiencing mental health difficulties
• Promoting children’s agency
• The power of language
• Summer sun safety

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