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).
'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' -
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.
A really helpful text to illustrate an English perspective on Forest schools.
Descriptive and current information relevant for current course
Excellent textbook covering all aspects of Forest School internationally; for use on all ECE and Primary Courses. All students will access this book and tutors can use sections for teaching this popular topic
As we increasingly look to other countries and their education systems for inspiration, this text offers great insight with forest school as its central focus.
An inspiring text helping to enthuse and inform practitioners and students. This is an important resource for our students.
Foundation Degree students looking at the blending of contemporary provisions against the EYFS will find this text informative and useful.
This book is excellent in providing an international perspective on Forest School education.The book covers a range of interesting topics such as Aboriginal Children's Participation and Engagement. This chapter gives and overview of bush school experiences and links to theorists such as Bronfenbrenner's Ecological System Theory. This books also compliments, Forest School for All by Sara Knight.
I found this book very interesting, having studied educational practices in other countries previously. Whilst the book is brilliant further reading material, and has given me ideas for how to teach my lessons, I wouldn't recommend it to my students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample chapter - Talking in Wild Outdoor Spaces