The Great Outdoors (Webinar)

$25.00 $22.50 Member Price

By Dr Luke Touhill

Children learn differently when they are outdoors. In fact, for many children, outdoors is where they learn best. As educators it is easy to prioritise indoor time. It is usually easier to manage, to supervise, to direct – and we often feel more in control of the learning that happens there. Indoor learning is certainly important. But so is the learning that happens outside. In this webinar we will look at the benefits of outdoor play for all children, and talk about how we can prioritise outdoor play and make best use of the outdoor spaces that we have to promote effective and meaningful learning.

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As Australians, we tend to think of ourselves as an “outdoors” culture. But do we really make the best use of our outdoor spaces? How can we provide spaces that invite genuine, meaningful learning for children – not just a space for physical play, but one for inquiry, curiosity and exploration as well. This webinar will help to show you how.

This webinar covers:

  • The importance of outdoor play and learning for children
  • Ideas and strategies to make best use of your outdoor space

You will also receive the slides from this presentation and a list of resources referenced throughout the webinar.

Dr Luke Touhill
Luke Touhill is an early childhood lecturer, consultant and writer. As a teacher his interests include project-based learning and the integration of ‘real’ experiences such as cooking, woodwork and gardening, into early childhood programs.