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This course will provide educators with awareness and knowledge of nature-based, play-based learning techniques to support whole child development and wellbeing. Educators will explore a variety of topics including: the foundations of nature-based learning, the layered benefits of nature play, place-based pedagogy, transformative social-emotional learning (TSEL), child-led inquiry, visible thinking techniques, teacher observation and documentation, along with mindfulness practices to support teacher well-being. Educators will gain practice with developmentally appropriate instructional techniques for integrating preschool learning foundations, school readiness, and evaluation with nature-based play.

Course Number: EDUC-42475
Credit: 2.50 unit(s)

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