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- Effective Term:
- Spring 2015 through Winter 2017
- Course Number:
- ECE 198
- Course Title:
- Building Effective Outdoor Environments
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 – 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
· Identify elements of quality outdoor environments and activities.
· Articulate the role of physical activity in the prevention of childhood obesity.
· Design, implement and evaluate outdoor environments and activities for children of varying ages and abilities.
· Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise in outdoor environments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Role of outdoor environments and activities in development
- Aspects of quality outdoor environments and activities (“hardscape,” landscaping, props, supervision).
- Design and implementation of quality outdoor environments.
- Facilitating learning and development in the outdoor environment.
- Use of outdoor environments in the prevention of childhood obesity.
- Involving families and communities in developing outdoor environments.
Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in outdoor environments