1 Welcome to students and teachers
Hello to all of our teachers and students. Welcome to the Outdoor Learning Passport Project.
FOR THE STUDENTS
This is your passport to outdoor learning and adventure. Take it with you as you explore the magic of your natural environment and enjoy lessons in the outdoors. Don’t forget to put your details on the first page!
Head on over to our Vimeo Channel @Nature Play SA Education or follow this link for a warm welcome from our education team. WATCH HERE
(All videos are password protected – password is passport)
FOR THE TEACHERS
Nature Play SA has created this resource to support teachers and students with a series of outdoor learning lessons and missions. We hope that you use the ideas presented as provocations and inspiration and adapt them to suit the age, stage and learning needs of the children in your care.
An introduction to the passport is also available for you to watch here (password is passport)
It is important to have an understanding of how nature play and nature pedagogy links to curriculum and where these natural links might be. There are many online resources to support. Here are a few to get you started.
Early Years Learning Framework
The Association of Independent Schools of WA have provided a selection of Nature Play and Nature Pedagogy links to The Early Years Learning Framework. Available here *
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
A practical and powerful way to begin learning about the Aboriginal culture of your land’s Traditional Owners is to learn some of their ancient language.
One of the best resources around for early learning and primary students – https://50words.online
ABC Education have introduced a new character to play school – Kiya.
“Kiya is from Noongar country, in the southern corner of Western Australia.
Kiya’s first Play School appearance is in the Acknowledgement of Country Special and she will be included in upcoming episodes along with the rest of our Play School favourites.”
Download the ABC Education Acknowledgement of Country educator notes here
More information coming soon
*Nature Play and Nature Pedagogy Links – Source – Wynne, S. & Gorman, R. (2015). Possible nature play curriculum links. Nature pedagogy. Osborne Park: Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia. Retrieved from www.ais.wa.edu.au/aiswa-publications