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The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

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Children's Play | Education

© 2017 | 706 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

There has been a growing academic interest in the role of outdoor spaces for play in a child's development. This text represents a coordinated and comprehensive volume of international research on this subject edited by members of the well-established European Early Childhood Education Research Association Outdoor Play and Learning SIG (OPAL). Chapters written by authors from Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Asia Pacific countries are organised into six sections:

  • Theoretical Frameworks and Conceptual Approaches for Understanding Outdoor Play & Learning
  • Critical Reflections on Policy and Regulation in Outdoor Play & Learning
  • Children's Engagement with Nature, Sustainability and Children's Geographies
  • Diverse Contexts and Inclusion in Children's Outdoor Play Environments
  • Methodologies for Researching Outdoor Play and Learning
  • Links Between Research and Practice
Tim Waller, Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, Libby Lee-Hammond, Kristi Lekies and Shirley Wyver
Introduction
SECTION EDITOR - SHIRLEY WYVER
PART ONE: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS & CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES
Olivia Saracho
Chapter 1: Theoretical Framework of Developmental Theories of Play
Jane Waters
Chapter 2: Affordance Theory in Outdoor Play
Doris Bergen
Chapter 3: Technology and Outdoor Play: Concerns and Opportunities
Robyn M Holmes & Kristen E Kohm
Chapter 4: Outdoor Play in Recess Time
Shirley Wyver
Chapter 5: Outdoor Play and Cognitive Development
Sara Knight
Chapter 6: Forest School for the Early Years in England
SECTION EDITOR - ELLEN HANSEN SANDSETER
PART TWO: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON POLICY & REGULATION
Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, Helen Little, David Ball, David Eager and Mariana Brussoni
Chapter 7: Risk and Safety in Outdoor Play
Tim Gill
Chapter 8: The Evolution of Policy on Risk Management in Outdoor Play
Susan Herrington, Sara Brunelle, Mariana Brussoni
Chapter 9: Outdoor Play Spaces In Canada: As If Children Mattered
Kwi-Ok Nah
Chapter 10: The Rise of Outdoor Play and Education Issues in Preschools in South Korea
Pelusa Orellana & Maria Francisca Valenzuela
Chapter 11: Outdoor Play in Latin American Early Childhood and Elementary Schools: A Review of the Literature
Susan Solomon
Chapter 12: How to Revitalize American Playgrounds
SECTION EDITOR - EVA ARLEMALM-HAGSER
PART THREE: CHILDREN'S ENGAGEMENT WITH NATURE, SUSTAINABILITY & CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES
Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér & Anette Sandberg
Chapter 13: Early Childhood Education for Sustainability. The Relationship Between Young Children’s Participation and Agency – Children and Nature
Sarah MacQuarrie, Clare Nugent
Chapter 14: Considering Children’s Opportunities for Exploration of Their Local Environment and Engagement with Nature
Olav Lysklett
Chapter 15: Nature Preschools in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway: Characteristics and Differences
Eva Änggård
Chapter 16: Places for Symbolic Play in Nature Environments
Antje Luchs
Chapter 17: Assessing Free Play Behavior in Urban Play Spaces
Claire Warden
Chapter 18: Nature Pedagogy – An Exploration of the Storied Narratives Which Illustrate Its Application Across Spaces Inside, Outside And Beyond
Sue Elliott
Chapter 19: An Australian Perspective: Seeking Sustainability in Early Childhood Outdoor Playspaces
SECTION EDITOR - LIBBY LEE-HAMMOND
PART FOUR: DIVERSE CONTEXTS & INCLUSION IN CHILDREN'S OUTDOOR PLAY ENVIRONMENTS
Libby Lee-Hammond
Chapter 20: Belonging in Nature: Spirituality, Indigenous Cultures and Biophilia
Ylva Jannok Nutti
Chapter 21: Along Paths of Movement: Sámi Children and Early Childhood Student Teachers as Wayfarers
Feyza Tantekin Erden, Zisan Guner Alpaslan
Chapter 22: Gender Issues in Outdoor Play
Theresa Casey
Chapter 23: Outdoor play and Learning in the Landscape of Children’s Rights
Georgianna Duarte, Greta Freeman
Chapter 24: Multilingual Development and Outdoor Play
Mary Caroline Rowan
Chapter 25: Thinking with Land/Working with Elders: Accessing Indigenous Knowledges in Early Childhood Education Through Outdoor Experiences
Bernhard Koch, Kari Emilsen
Chapter 26: "Men and Women in Outdoor Play – The Gender Perspective"
SECTION EDITOR - TIM WALLER
PART FIVE: METHODOLOGIES FOR RESEARCHING OUTDOOR PLAY & LEARNING
Angeliki Bitou, Tim Waller
Chapter 27: Participatory Research with Very Young Children
Philip Waters
Chapter 28: Developing the Pedagogic Method Narrative Journey
Natalie Canning
Chapter 29: Take Two: Using Video as an Analysis Tool for Outdoor Play
Shirley Wyver
Chapter 30: The Importance of Randomised Control Trials as an Evidence Base
Libby Lee-Hammond, Yeshe Colliver
Chapter 31: Indigenous Methodologies in Education Research: Case Study of Children’s Play in Solomon Islands
Josefina Prieto
Chapter 32: “Naturalizar Educativamente”: The Chilean Quest for Introducing Outdoor Learning and Play in Early Childhood Education
Dr Amanda Bateman, Professor Margie Hohepa, Tim Bennet
Chapter 33: Indigenising Outdoor Play in New Zealand
SECTION EDITOR - KRISTI LEKIES
PART SIX: LINKS BETWEEN RESEARCH & PRACTICE
Kristi Lekies, Thomas Beery, Jed Brensinger
Chapter 34: Investigating Children’s Collecting Behavior Outdoors
Dr Valerie Huggins
Chapter 35: Enhancing the Outdoor Learning Spaces for Pre-Primary Classes in Western Ethiopia
Judy Van Heerden, Marie Botha
Chapter 36: Outdoor Play and Learning in Preschools in South Africa
Kristín Norðdahl, Jóhanna Einarsdóttir and Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir
Chapter 37: Early Childhood Teachers’ (Pre- and Compulsory School Teachers) Use of the Outdoor Environment in Children’s Learning About Living Beings
Kari Jorgensen
Chapter 38: Storied Landscapes: Children’s Experiences and The ‘Sense’ of Place
Merete Lund Fasting
Chapter 39: The Magic of Outdoor Play: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach
Sachiko Kitano
Chapter 40: What Children Are Learning During Outdoor Play Activities? Examining the Free Play Activities

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