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Sarah MacQuarrie & Clare Nugent

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 14: Considering Children's Opportunities for Exploration of their Local Environment and Engagement with Nature1

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Considering Children's Opportunities for Exploration of their Local Environment and Engagement with Nature1
Considering Children's Opportunities for Exploration of Their Local Environment and Engagement with Nature
Sarah MacQuarrie Clare Nugent

Natural environments offer many possibilities for learning for children and adults alike. In this chapter the focus is on nature-based experiences offered to children within their education. This includes a longitudinal multicase study of three nature kindergartens, located in Denmark, Finland and Scotland, as well as a UK perspective (Scotland and England), where teachers and practitioners are increasingly being encouraged to use outdoor spaces for learning. Nature kindergartens are specialist childcare institutions that provide first-hand, direct contact with nature environments where ...

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