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International Perspectives on Forest School: Natural Spaces to Play and Learn (Paperback)
  • International Perspectives on Forest School: Natural Spaces to Play and Learn (Paperback)
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International Perspectives on Forest School: Natural Spaces to Play and Learn (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 12/08/2013
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Forest School is now implemented across a wide range of settings both nationally and internationally, and this book explores the global similarities between the Forest School approach and how natural spaces are being used all over the world.

Written by a range of international authors, the text includes perspectives from:

- Sweden

- Portugal

- Brazil

- Germany

- Slovenia

- South Africa

- Australia

- USA and Canada

- India

It considers the impact that global influences have on early learning, and reflects on how the Forest School approach is used in the UK.

With case studies, annotated further reading and points for practice this is a key text for all those studying Early Childhood Studies, Early Years and Primary Education.

Sara Knight is Principal Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools For All, Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play and Forest School and Outdoor Learning (all published by SAGE).

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446259146
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm


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'With accounts of inspiring practice and research from around the globe, this engaging book shows how Forest School and related approaches are enriching children's learning and deepening their connections with the natural world' -
Tim Gill,
Patron of the Forest School Association


Key issues raised by the book include the different cultural constructs of childhood and education, and how these affect the provision for learning in natural environments. Students, practitioners and scholars in early childhood and wider education will find the text a useful reference. There are points for practice, lucid case studies and useful lists for further reading, which may be difficult to find elsewhere; being able to access international authors and their references in one book is useful. -- Mel McCree, Nature Nurseries, Bristol, UK

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