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:
- South Africa
- USA and Canada
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).
Sara Knight is a teacher and Forest School leader. She contributes to the development Forest School in the UK, publishing academic papers and books on the subject, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. Since retiring as a University lecturer she continues to play in the woods and write about it.
The Impact of Forest School on Education for Sustainable Development in the Early Years in England - Sara Knight Talking in Wild Outdoor Spaces: Children Bringing Their Interests to Their Teachers in Wales - Jane Waters Nature, Adventure and Early Education. A Regional Approach in Germany - Jochem Schirp and Martin Vollmar Outdoor Play in a Swedish Preschool Context - Eva AErlemalm-Hagser and Anette Sandberg Increasing Experiential Learning Using Ecoremediations in Slovenia - Mojca Kokot Krajnc and Ana Vovk Korze Early Outdoor Learning in Portugal - Aida Figueiredo, Gabriela Portugal, Pedro Sa-Couto and Carlos Neto Building Sustainability through Consumption in Brazil - Edson Grandisoli The 'Veggie Bag' and Its Potential for 'Connected Knowing' - An Experience from a South African Context - Theodora Papatheodorou Play in Nature: Bush Kinder in Australia - Sue Elliott Aboriginal Children's Participation and Engagement in Bush School - Libby Lee-Hammond and Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett Teaching Teachers to Use the Outdoor Environment in the USA - Christian Winterbottom and Vickie E. Lake Health Lessons from Nature in the US - Ithel Jones and Tingting Xu Cultivating Canadian Learners - Outside! - Lori Driussi Indian Children's Perceptions of their School Environment - Mallika Kanyal