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OUTDOOR LEARNING AREAS

OUTDOOR SPACES FOR FUTURE FOCUSSED LEARNING

A Play space isn’t just about play, it’s about playful learning. Our inspired design team is listening to what many forward thinking educators are saying about Future Focused Learning Spaces. While this is very much a growing idea, it is gaining a lot of momentum in recent years. Urban Landscape Projects can incorporate your ideas around this theme into your out door learning space to make them work for you. Our future focused learning spaces get classes outdoors to connect with real life experiences and learning opportunities.

Waterhole, Campfire, Life OR Cave

Let us know how you’d like us to design your ‘Waterhole’, ‘Campfire’, ‘Life’ and ‘Cave’ themed outdoor learning spaces to be integrated into the play space and really make the best use of your grounds. “

We incorporate a number of additional interactive learning elements such as raised vegetable gardens, water pumps, weigh scales, sun dials, maths circles, rain gauges surrounded by observational elements like habitat gardens, native bee hives, beneficial insect gardens and nest boxes.
 
By combining nature with formal learning spaces it allows interdisciplinary learning that forges  a connection between subjects (How does Maths and Nature go together? What patterns exist in nature?). It creates a soothing passive space that connects with Sustainability as a cross curricular priority in the Syllabus. It allows for learning about Nature while being in Nature.
 

We are not educators, and our understanding and appreciation of the teaching process is constantly evolving, but through years of learning through collaboration we are excited by the possibilities of combining what we can create with what Project Based Learning can provide.

 

“Future-focused learning environments inspire students to be leaders of their own learning. Students collaborate and use critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems and become mindful global citizens.”

 

SUSTAINABLE LEARNING AREA (S.L.A)

An SLA turns an outdoor classroom into a Sustainability focussed, interactive outdoor learning area, or “Sustainable Learning Area”; full of S.T.E.M. teaching aids and endless learning opportunities!
Our SLA’s combine habitat creation, permaculture & water wise gardening to create child friendly, engaging, sustainable spaces that foster a care for the natural world.  These playful ‘learning landscapes’ teach children about nature, soils, rainfall, habitat and food production while providing an interdisciplinary learning link to a much wider range of learning possibilities.
What are the benefits of a Sustainable Learning Area?

There’s a long list of benefits for your Outdoor Learning Environment:

  •  Allows Children to Learn about Nature while being in Nature
  • Allows for extracurricular activities such as Garden Club. This can connect and engage the Community.
  • Gives structure to outdoor classes.
  • Creates a visually pleasing area that Children will want to learn in.
  • Creates project based Learning possibilities.
  • Creates break out spaces for a whole class, small group and individual learning spaces out in the fresh air.
  • Learn through doing with hands on learning opportunities.
  • Connects with Sustainability as a cross curricular priority in the syllabus.
  • Allows for interdisciplinary learning by displaying a link between subjects.
  • Provide tools for learning – Stingless bee hive, nest boxes, rain gauges, scales, etc.
  • Creates much needed urban habitat for Native species, beneficial insects and pollinators

Contact us

New South Wales
2-4 Prentice Lane
Willoughby NSW 2068
T 02 9958 1988
E contact@ulp.com.au

Queensland
102 Grays Road
Doonan QLD 4562
T 07 3117 9905
E contact@ulp.com.au

ABN 32 626 400 833
Lic. # 326557C

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