International Perspectives on Forest School
Natural Spaces to Play and Learn
- Sara Knight - Teacher and Forest School Leader
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).
For students in Eco Mediated Pedagogy recommended.
This book is interesting as it brings the international perspective alive and would be valuable for students wanting to extended their thoughts in this area.
No longer delivering this module
A great text for student teachers to engage with when considering learning in alternative settings.
A good companion to the other books written by the author. Clearly laid out and signposted; relevant and accessible for students
This is recommended reading for the BA (Hons) CHild Development and Education. For modules inspecting Global Childhood or Different Childhoods this book is a wonderful companion. With case Studies, activities and further reading lists, this resource is invaluable when looking at outdoor education and Forest School links theoughout the globe.
This book explores the relationships between the adult and the child. The content is very relevant to the current emphasis on two year olds.
A very useful book that provides students with an excellent insight into the key ideas underpinning Forest Schools in a day and age when too often children are discouraged from being outside by the perceived 'risks' it poses.
An well organised book that discusses the international perspectives on the Forest School approach. Activities and case studies are presented as well.
Some very interesting chapters by the different authors giving a wide range of different, international perspectives.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample chapter - Talking in Wild Outdoor Spaces