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Outdoor learning and experiences as a way forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

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Title: Outdoor learning and experiences as a way forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Author: Squires, Kimberly; van Rhijn, Tricia; Harwood, Debra; Coghill, Megan
Department: Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Abstract: This article examines how the inclusion of outdoor learning can provide early childhood education and care (ECEC) a way forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The pandemic has significantly impacted ECEC programs and, although it is not a new concept, outdoor learning provides opportunities to mitigate negative impacts of pandemic-related restrictions for children and educators. Practice-based examples from an early learning setting are provided to highlight some of these opportunities. Some of the challenges and limitations of outdoor learning and experiences are also discussed, and a resource list to support programs to begin embracing outdoor learning is provided.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26529
Date: 2021-11
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Related Publications: Squires, K., van Rhijn, T., Harwood, D., & Coghill, M. (2021). Outdoor learning and experiences as a way forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. eceLINK Peer Reviewed Collection, 5(2), 21-33.


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