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Encouraging Multicultural Education through Modern Outdoor Sustainable Set-ups for Early Childhood

Authors: Simone Restall, ,
  • Institute: Institute of Community Services
  • Symposium: Quality Pedagogy and Effective Learning
  • Day: 2 , Session: 1 , Location: Conference Hall 3
  • Session Type: Medium 15 min (Presentation of ongoing research developments and findings) , Start: 09:40 , End: 10:55


This ongoing research project intends to develop to its implementation stage. Following a previous literature review, it continues to monitor the implementation of outdoor sustainable play areas, being set up in a local school. This pilot project aims to be an example for monitoring, observing and recording the improved educational attainment of kinder children. It is intended to be a tool for their improvement towards the quality of their normal play, compared to that when interacting with real life natural and recycled materials, built for them to play with within the school grounds and outside. This hands on discovery teaching and learning methodology aspires to offer opportunity for an interaction with nature and natural materials, offering life skills necessary for future smart living, for our next generation citizens. It is envisaged to produce a professional problem-solving workforce and multicultural society equipped with creative, imaginative and practical attitudes to interact successfully within a globalized world. The project is designed as an action research investigation which documents the results achieved by the experiment when comparing past and present levels of attainment on the children's part, aiming to prove improved results. It is planned to become a benchmark, applied and followed by schools on a national level.