Outdoor Play and Learning

Convenors:

Ellen Beate H. Sandster, Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Norway
Tim Waller, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Shirley Wyver, Macquarie University, Australia

Purpose

The Outdoor Play and Learning SIG provides an academic and rigorous forum at European and international level to develop and disseminate high quality research on outdoor play and learning. It aims to coordinate and disseminate international research on the international discourse in this emerging field. It intends to create a space for shared thinking and for creating synergies between participants from a wide range of professional and scientific contexts to encourage a clearer articulation and understanding of early childhood pedagogy, policy and practice in relation to outdoor play and learning.

Report

Click here to view the 2015-16 report (pdf) Tim, Ellen, Eva and Shirley

Activities & Publications

Recent Activities

Working on a Handbook of Outdoor Play & Learning – currently more than 40 chapters in progress – will be published at SAGE

Publication of Special issue of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning – August 2013

Publication of a Special Edition of the EECERA Journal on Outdoor Play and Learning – September 2010

Organisation of 4-9 SIG Symposia at EECERA conference from 2010 – 2016

SIG Website @ http://sites.google.com/site/outdoorplaylearning/Home

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