Setting up beautiful outdoor spaces focused on learning and aesthetics


Setting up beautiful outdoor spaces focused on learning and aesthetics


Places of beauty matter, as do places for learning. An often-overlooked space for education, the outdoors provides a unique and excellent opportunity for learning. How might we imagine beautiful outdoor spaces that also are spaces for learning? The deep ecology movement has argued that if you want children to care for nature, they first must fall in love with nature. Can you name the spaces in your outdoors that you can fall in love with? Do you dream of creating more spaces of beauty in the outdoors? We will explore the wonders of the outdoors during this webinar and consider how to create and complement beauty in all its form in the classroom with no walls and ceilings.

Completing Setting up beautiful outdoor spaces focused on learning and aesthetics contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
  • Research based and evidence based

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
APST 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Planning and implementing learning through play
Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
The EYLF Learning Outcomes 
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

The National Quality Standard
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 2: Children’s health and safety
QA 3: Physical environment

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