Barriers to Nature-Based Curriculum in Upper Primary

Interest in the relationships between nature, childhood, and education has been growing rapidly in recent years.    Nature-based learning may include: play and investigation in natural environments, learning about natural environments, or using natural environments as the material and experiential core of curriculum based learning.  A strong evidence base regarding these relationships has begun to be developed.  There has been significant interest in the application of nature-based learning to Early Years education.  The development of nature-based leaning in Upper Primary (elementary) school has been less clear.  This survey seeks to build data for the development of questions around the implementation of Nature-based learning in the Upper primary (Elementary) years.

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