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dc.contributor.advisor Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie S en_US
dc.contributor.author Sacks, Ailin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/194619
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) en_US
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.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ailin Sacks en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 78 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en_US
dc.rights.uri http://scholarworks.csun.edu/xmlui/handle/10211.2/286 en_US
dc.subject the forest
dc.subject outdoor play in nature
dc.subject outdoor environment
dc.subject outdoor classroom
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Early Childhood Education. en_US
dc.title Professional development: teacher education and training in outdoor education
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-08-07T20:49:32Z
dc.contributor.department California State University, Northridge. Department of Educational Psychology & Couns en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Aguayo, Joannie L en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Leon, Katherine en_US
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