Learning in the Natural Environment

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Learning in the Natural Environment by Mind Map: Learning in the Natural Environment

1. Government Initiatives

1.1. Nature Play

1.2. NQS

1.3. safeplay.com.au

2. What do these spaces look like?

2.1. Water play

2.2. ovals

2.3. how do these spaces change throughout the year?

2.3.1. how does this impact on the way in which students use these spaces?

2.4. Fruit trees

2.5. sand play

2.6. how do these spaces encourage creativity

3. What do students learn?

3.1. social and emotional wellbeing

3.2. risk taking behaviours

3.3. resiliance

3.4. are these spaces used for explicit instruction

3.4.1. does engagement extend beyond lunch and recess

3.4.2. what learning is brought back into the classroom

3.5. Play based learning

3.6. incidental learning

4. How do students engage with the Natural Environment?

4.1. what physical activities do they do

4.2. how do they play

4.3. what impact do they have on the area

4.3.1. wearing of grass

4.3.2. picking fruit

4.3.3. watering plants

4.4. how is this encouraged by the school and staff

5. How does this impact students?

5.1. their sense of belonging

5.2. their understanding of the natural world

5.3. ngagement in learning activities

5.4. other areas of improved learning

6. What Natural spaces are available?

6.1. are they natural or manmade?

6.2. how often do students access these areas?

6.3. teachers opinions of the spaces available for their students.

6.4. what are the students opinions

6.5. how many schools have designated nature play areas

7. Creating and maintaining new spaces

7.1. who creates them, who designs them

7.2. who maintains them

7.3. what role do students take in the process

7.4. barriers to creating new spaces and how these are overcome

7.5. the importance placed on natural spaces when new schools are designed