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dc.contributor.advisor Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie S en Sacks, Ailin en 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z 2017 en 2017-08-07 en 2017-05 en
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) en
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on teachers' professional development and education with respect to outdoor classroom. The target audience encompasses teachers who are creating the lesson plans, curriculum, and facilitating outdoor time for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The study took place in a private preschool located in Woodland Hills, California. The participants (N=13) ranged in experience from 2 years to 43 years. Two workshops were offered to the teachers as part of their ongoing professional development. The goal was to improve the quantity and quality of time spent outdoors measured by self-reported increased time in the outdoor classroom. The study discovered that the teachers are interested in developing curriculum that engaged children in their outdoor classroom. The teachers' interests and evaluations indicated that they needed guidance on how to set up the outdoor classrooms in order to create provocations that would lead to a variety of learning opportunities outdoors, from the arts to science and literature. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ailin Sacks en
dc.format.extent xi, 78 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en
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dc.subject the forest en
dc.subject outdoor play in nature en
dc.subject outdoor environment en
dc.subject outdoor classroom en
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Early Childhood Education. en
dc.title Professional development: teacher education and training in outdoor education en
dc.type Thesis en 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z
dc.contributor.department California State University, Northridge. Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling en M.A. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Aguayo, Joannie L en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Leon, Katherine en
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