THE POTENTIAL OF OUTDOOR FOCUS ON MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND ROLE OF PEDAGOGUE
Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Erasmus Mundus joint degree “International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care”. Autumn, 2012
International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology and University of Malta.
I hereby certify that the material which is submitted in this thesis towards the award of the International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care is entirely my own work and has not been submitted for any academic assessment other than partfulfillment of the award named above.
Oslo 1 November, 2012
To my grandfather late Krishna Prasad Bhandari, grandmother late Krishna Maya Bhandari, My father Mukti Prasad Bhandari and mother Kunti Devi Bhandari who provided me proper love, care and education during my early years.
I am ever thankful to my supervisor Heid Osnes for giving me valuable guidelines, special attention and constructive feedbacks to accomplish this study. I owe due respects and honour particularly to Prof. Berit Bae and Prof. Jan-Erik Johansson for their invaluable inputs and critical comments to bring my thesis into this form. Similarly, I am much thankful to Kjersti Winger, IMEC coordinator at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences for her every support both on academic and practical aspects during my study. The European Union deserves my gratitude for granting me the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for my Masters study without which my dream of study abroad would never have come true. I am particularly thankful to the head of the Naturbarnehage, for allowing me do my field work with them and their kind cooperation during the data collection period. At the same time, I would like to extend my sincere...