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Thinking Critically About Environments for Young Children: - download pdf or read online

By Lisa P. Kuh

utilizing a practice-based concentration and a researcher lens, the individuals ponder the ways that environments for kids improve or reduce academic stories, how social constructs approximately what's sturdy for kids impression environmental layout, and what practitioners can do of their personal paintings while growing studying environments for teenagers. There are copious examples from perform, classes realized, and illustrations and pictures of key points of the environments they speak about. geared up into 3 elements, this crucial textual content addresses:

  • Aesthetics, politics, and house configurations in class environments for younger children.
  • Outdoor areas, starting with deliberately designed playscapes, children’s gardens, and spontaneous improvisational play venues.
  • The position of environments outdoor college, together with casual studying environments that advertise technological know-how wisdom, museum areas, and digital environments.

“Through wealthy examples and transparent reasons of the ancient, political, and aesthetic dimensions of layout, [Kuh and her colleagues] aid us imagine seriously approximately environments and supply theoretical and functional instruments to help our efforts.”
Benjamin Mardell, professor, Early adolescence schooling, Lesley University.

“An enlightening booklet that offers educators new lenses for puzzling over and developing the categories of locations that could optimize children’s progress and studying, in particular during this period of standardization. Educators want this book!”
Nancy Carlsson-Paige, professor emerita, Lesley University

“For each person who desires to take academic settings past minimum criteria, this assortment is a considerate and encouraging guide.”
Louise Chawla, professor, Environmental layout application, collage of Colorado, Boulder

 

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