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CPD Topic 4: Nature-based pedagogy

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Course content:

This topic has been developed with Niki Buchan, nature pedagogue and author, and explores the concept of nature-based pedagogy in the early years, what nature-based practice is and why it is so important for children and adults to connect to nature.  

With practical suggestions on creating a positive ethos for nature-based learning in all types of weather, practitioners will have a greater understanding of risk outdoors, as well as practical ideas for how they can adapt their own outdoor environments.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Expand your knowledge on the topic area and understand how this subject fits within the context of the EYFS.
  • Discover new teachable moments that will add value to your practice and gain a deeper pedagogical perspective of the subject matter discussed.
  • Reflect on the learning that has taken place and understand how this can impact your practice and the benefit to your children’s development.
  • Make future recommendations for your practice based on insights from industry experts.

All modules can be listened to or watched via the links below. Once you have completed them, please download and complete the assessment before signing-up for your certificate, which is equivalent to 1 hour of CPD training.

Module 1: Understanding nature-based pedagogy
Module 2: The benefits of outdoor learning
Module 3: Enhancing your outdoor provision
Module 4: Creating engaging outdoor learning experiences


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