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International Perspectives on Forest School: Natural Spaces to Play and Learn

by Sara Knight SAGE Publications Ltd
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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).

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 Ärlemalm-Hagsér and Anette Sandberg
Increasing Experiential Learning Using Ecoremediations in Slovenia - Mojca Kokot Krajnc and Ana Vovk Korže
Early Outdoor Learning in Portugal - Aida Figueiredo, Gabriela Portugal, Pedro Sá-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

'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
Sara Knight is the course group leader for work-centred learning in the Department of Education at Anglia Ruskin University. As such, she oversees the undergraduate degrees awarded to all sectors of the Childrenas Workforce. A former nursery teacher in main stream and special education, she contributed to the development Forest School as an early years intervention across the UK. She has published several papers and three text books on this subject, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, Europe and Canada.