Environments that Teach

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Emphasizing an environment where children construct their knowledge, this course explores the importance of environments, setting up environments, and selecting appropriate materials. Ways to integrate the indoor and outdoor learning environments to infuse the natural world into the learning experience are discussed.

Course Information The environment in an early care and education program serves as the foundation for learning and development in all domains. Using the constructivist theory, emphasizing creating an environment in which children can actively interact and construct their own knowledge, this online course:explores the importance of the environment on learningdiscusses basic principles for setting up an early learning environmentteaches you how to select age-appropriate materialsAdditionally, developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate content areas into the classroom environment and integrating the indoor and outdoor learning environments to infuse the natural world into the learning experience are discussed. Funding for this 4-hour training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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