Monday, September 08, 2008

That was the week..

... that Wales, following overall European trends in early education began the phased introduction it's new foundation stage with huge emphasis on play and outdoor learning.

The BBC News reports the education minister Jane Hutt:
"The foundation phase takes a different approach to learning and a key feature is using the outdoors to encourage children to learn about conservation and the environment ….(we have) drawn on experiences in Denmark, New Zealand and Italy and believed the "radical new way of learning" would have a long-term impact."

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