Module 3 – Outdoor learning
This module will investigate some of the outdoor learning opportunities that are available to kindergarten staff in order to teach young children about where their food comes from. The module will look at gardening in the kindergarten and how this can be used to develop a child’s interest in the outdoor world. It will also examine the practical steps that are involved in visiting a farm and the ways in which children can learn from such visits.
What is the goal of this module?
Unit 1 – Options for food related outdoor learning: Identify the benefits of outdoor learning, as well as some of the different learning options.
Unit 2 – Kindergarten gardening: Practical hints on setting up a garden: Offer practical advice and information on how to set up an outdoor growing space for young children.
Unit 3 – Farm visits: Practical hints on setting up a visit: Explore the main steps involved in setting up a farm visit, including funding and health and safety.
After finishing this module I will have learnt:
- to understand some of the ways in which outdoor learning can benefit young children.
- to examine some ways in which an outdoor growing space for children can be established and maintained.
- to identify the main steps involved in setting up a farm visit, as well as how a visit can benefit young children.