PEDAGOGICAL SUPPORT AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION: FACILITATING LEARNING DURING HOSPITAL STAYS

Elisabetta Faraoni, Francesco Maria Melchiori

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This study explores the impact of prolonged hospitalizations on the learning and emotional well-being of school-aged children, proposing outdoor education and pedagogical support as effective strategies to mitigate their effects. Through a holistic approach, based on theoretical frameworks that emphasize the importance of nature in learning and on pedagogical philosophies, the study investigates how outdoor education can foster meaningful and creative learning experiences, promoting cognitive and emotional resilience. Through the implementation of targeted interventions and the creation of a supportive learning environment, educators and healthcare professionals can facilitate and enhance the overall well-being of hospitalized children. The findings of this research aim to inform hospital policies and educational practices, promoting the integration of outdoor education and pedagogical support as essential components to the recovery of the sick child.

 


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