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Design and facilitate stimulating outdoor experiences for children aged 5 and 6 years old to play, explore and discover. In this 2-day course, you will learn how pedagogy planning can contribute to each child’s learning and development beyond the classroom. 

 

You will be involved in different activities for children in diverse outdoor contexts, from physical play to imaginative storytelling. You will also better understand the guiding principles, theoretical perspectives, and practical knowledge to enhance children’s learning and development in the outdoors. 

 

To build your confidence in navigating nature’s playground, the course will guide you in conducting risk-benefit assessment, so you can develop a safe and supportive outdoor environment for the children.

 

Note: In-person lessons for this course will resume for the upcoming intakes. This is subject to prevailing COVID-19 measures implemented by the government. Should there be any changes, students will be notified at least 1 week to the commencement of the respective intakes.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in the following:  

 

  • Develop an understanding of current research and the benefits behind outdoor learning.

  • Generate ideas for meaningful and engaging outdoor learning spaces for 5 and 6-year-olds.

  • Apply the NEL Framework for outdoor learning activities.

  • Identify potential outdoor learning spaces and resources existing in their preschools.

  • Identify benefit-risk assessment strategies in developing safe and thought-provoking outdoor learning environments.

  • Understand the role in designing and facilitating stimulating outdoor experiences for children aged 5 and 6.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who are ECDA-certified as L2 teachers.

Course Assessment Requirements

Applicants are required to observe and implement an activity with a child/small group of children. Should you have concerns about meeting this assessment requirement due to school holidays, you may consider alternative intakes that do not fall within the holiday period.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Course Schedule

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Duration

Day & Time

Course Start & End Date

Campus

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14 hours

09 Sep 2022: 9am - 5pm 10 Sep 2022: 9am - 5pm

09-Sep-2022
10-Sep-2022

NIEC (NP)

09-Aug-2022

14 hours

12 Aug 2022; 9am - 5pm 13 Aug 2022; 9am - 5pm

12-Aug-2022
13-Aug-2022

NIEC (NP)

12-Jul-2022

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Duration

Day & Time

Campus

Upcoming Intakes

14 hours

Days 1 - 2:
9am - 5pm

NIEC (NP)

May Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022

Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Eunice Goei
Email: Eunice_GOEI@niec.edu.sg

Phone: 6887 9537