Designing School Grounds to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child and Whole Curriculum

Author: Robin Moore

“Outdoor Settings for Playing and Learning: Designing School Grounds to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child and Whole Curriculum” is a journal article by Robin Moore that advocates for the comprehensive development of school landscapes for the sake of active learning and free play. “The more hours that children spend at school, the more choices the environment must offer them,” he writes. He presents a selective list of imaginative design options for optimal outdoor learning as well as intimate contact with nature leading to the understanding of earth stewardship from a very young age.

In The NAMTA Journal Vol. 21, No. 3, 1996