Nature education with young children : integrating inquiry and practice
- New York : Routledge, 2013.
- Physical description
- xxiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
LB1140.5 .S34 N38 2013
- Unknown LB1140.5 .S34 N38 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I - Science, Nature, and Inquiry: Theoretical and Practical Foundations Chapter 1: Science, Nature, and Inquiry-Based Learning in Early Childhood, Stephanie Sisk-Hilton Chapter 2: Nature Education and Teacher Inquiry, Daniel Meier Part II - Science, Nature, and Inquiry: Infants and Toddlers Chapter 3: Babies and Nature - The Act of Noticing in Infancy, Camille T. Dungy Chapter 4: Promoting Nature Study for Toddlers, Mabel Young Chapter 5: Overcoming Our Fears - Embarking on a Nature Journey, Gita Jayewardene Part III Science, Nature, and Inquiry - Preschoolers Chapter 6: Naturally Speaking: Parents, Children, Teachers in Dialogue with Nature, Darcy Campbell and Shawna Thompson Chapter 7: Preschool Children Explore the Forest - The Power of Wild Places in Childhood, Anna Golden Chapter 8: Putting the Forest on the Map - Using Documentation to Further Natural Inquiry, Marty Gravett Chapter 9: Nature Education and the Project Approach, Jean A. Mendoza and Lilian G. Katz Chapter 10: Promoting Play in a School Garden and Using a Blog to Document Children's Nature Explorations, Heather Taylor Chapter 11: Drawing, Photographs, and Painting - Learning about the Natural World in an Urban Preschool, Isauro Michael Escamilla.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Nature Education with Young Children is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book's guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for effective and transformative nature education: * The power and value of equity and access to nature education * Effective teaching encompasses child development domains and integrates ECE curriculum * Children learn best through inquiry-based and child-centered teaching * Powerful teaching is founded upon teacher inquiry and reflection. Implementing nature study is one critical way that educators can integrate more science learning across the ECE curriculum and do so in an active, discovery-based manner. Nature Education with Young Children strives for an American version of what the Reggio Emilia educators do so well: creating a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual investigations that occur in classrooms everywhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Included Work
- Sisk-Hilton, Stephanie. Science, nature, and inquiry-based learning in early childhood.
- Publication date
- editors, Daniel R. Meier and Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, San Francisco State University.