Nature in Preschool

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    ‘Nature and nature phenomena’ has formed a specific curriculum theme in Danish preschool since early childhood curriculum was prescribed by law in 2004. However, recent evaluations show that the implementation of an early childhood curriculum has not produced an increased pedagogical focus on ‘nature and nature phenomena’ in preschools (EVA 2012). This finding, along with an increased political interest in goals and measurable outcome of early childhood curriculum (Broström 2012), will be the starting point in our ambition to carry out a more thorough qualitative investigation into links between preschool teachers’ understanding and interest in teaching nature and the rather poor evaluation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventECER 2014: The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe. - University, Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 1 Sep 20145 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 20


    ConferenceECER 2014
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