Discusses how nature programs support socially inclusive teaching and assessment practices

Assessment Task: Portfolio

Task Description:

The purpose of this task is to develop your understanding of how elements of nature address teachingand learning whilst incorporating curricula areas.

Using one of the four elements of nature (wind, earth, water, light/fire) complete the graphic organiser provided, by brainstorming learning experience ideas and teaching strategies for each curriculum learning area across 0-2 years, 3-5 years and F-2. The content in the graphic organiser should demonstrate an awareness of how teaching through nature pedagogical approaches link to and support other teaching pedagogies.

In a word document attached to the graphic organiser list the concepts and attitudes that could becovered and justify how your teaching strategies address a diverse range of learning needs and strengths of children. Discuss how nature programs support socially inclusive teaching and assessment practices. Demonstrate how nature learning has implications for student’s health, wellbeing, and safety, and how it contributes to children’s development.

In your response you must recognise the importance of demonstrating a positive attitude towardsscience and the environment and explain why children should be taught this curriculum.

Task Length: 2000 Words or equivalent Weighting: 35%

The following criteria will be assessed according to the weightings listed against each criterion:

The graphic organiser:

Demonstrates understanding of one element of nature by identifying ideas for learning experiences and teaching strategies suitable for 0-2 years, 3-5 years and F-2

Content demonstrates an awareness of how teaching through nature approaches link to and support other teaching pedagogies

In the word document:

Concepts and attitudes are listed that discuss and justify how teaching strategies address a diverse range of learning needs and strengths of children.

Discusses how nature programs support socially inclusive teaching and assessment practices

Discusses how nature learning has implications for student’s health, wellbeing, and safety, and how it contributes to children’s development.

Identifies the importance of demonstrating a positive attitude towards science and the environment and explain why children should be taught this curriculum

Adheres to the conventions of academic literacy

Correct use of APA 7th Edition style referencing both in-text and in a reference list

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