ECED 480O Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Land and Young Learners: Early Childhood Education Curriculum Outdoors
Online; Fully asynchronous with optional periodic small group check-in during the term
January 9 – April 13, 2023
This course will address practical and critical considerations for facilitating early childhood education curriculum outdoors. Through regularly engaging with outdoor environments, readings, peers, and other course materials, students will practice pedagogies of listening, collaborative dialogue, critical reflection, and pedagogical narration in relation to outdoor ECE learning with children in the early years. Students will investigate histories and ongoing contexts in relation to their specific early learning locations. Outdoor early childhood education curriculum will be situated in relation to influences of outdoor traditions; diversity, inclusivity and decolonization; sustainable learning.