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International Journal of Educational Researchers 2013, Vol. 4(2) 1-10

Early Childhood Development And Education Through Nature-Child Interactions: A Conceptual Paper

İbrahim H. Acar

pp. 1 - 10   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2013.006

Published online: July 01, 2013  |   Number of Views: 102  |  Number of Download: 94


The present paper addresses following research questions:

RQ1: How does nature or nature-based activities help children’s cognitive development?

RQ2: How does nature or nature-based activities help children’s social and prosocial behavior development?

RQ3: How does nature or nature-based activities enhance children’s learning abilities?

To address these research questions, this paper will explore how nature helps young children’s cognitive, social, prosocial behavior development through primary and secondary existing literature sources (Fraenkel, Wallen, & Hyun, 2012). This paper will also touch on how teachers influence children’s learning objectives through guiding children’s learning activities during nature-based activities. The present paper tends to explore child development through peer-child and child-teacher interactions throughout nature-based activities through the lens of Vygotsky’s (1978) Socio-Cultural Theory.

Keywords: Nature and Child, Child Development, Early Childhood Education

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Acar, I.H. (2013). Early Childhood Development And Education Through Nature-Child Interactions: A Conceptual Paper. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 4(2), 1-10.

Acar, I. (2013). Early Childhood Development And Education Through Nature-Child Interactions: A Conceptual Paper. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 4(2), pp. 1-10.

Chicago 16th edition
Acar, Ibrahim H. (2013). "Early Childhood Development And Education Through Nature-Child Interactions: A Conceptual Paper". International Journal of Educational Researchers 4 (2):1-10.

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