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Assessment of learning with nature in preschool

Saleh, Syaida Farizah and Abdul Latip, Nurul Syala and Abdul Rahim, Asiah (2018) Assessment of learning with nature in preschool. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 16 (3). pp. 46-56. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

Learning with nature is a form of psychological therapy for all, including children with disability. Beyond the psychological aspect, access to outdoor green space can also improve social, environmental, developmental, emotional and behavioural, and even medical outcomes. In Malaysia, studies of learning with nature remain scarce due to the Malaysian education system’s focus on indoor learning rather than outdoor learning. This research aimed at determining perceptions towards the application of learning with nature among preschool educators. Qualitative methods were used for data collection, consisting of structured interview and field observation. Four preschools were selected as sample. Results show that learning with nature contributes to the positive development of the children. The approaches used to instil nature awareness include conducive landscape, environmental activities, outdoor class activities, outdoor free play, formal education and recreational programme outside a preschool. These involved both outdoor and indoor spaces and facilities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3061/67898
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning with nature, indoor learning, outdoor learning, nature awareness, preschool
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1140 Preschool education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC8 Forms of education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA6600 Education buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 14:01
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 16:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67498

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