"Knight offers a needed addition to scholarship on outdoor and hybrid environmental curriculum, with a keen modeling accommodation for diverse and special-needs learners. The book's strength is that it provides a methodology for implementation of outdoor experiential education curriculum and assessment in independent and charter schools."
'Despite the variety of contributors and their projects, the editor has achieved a consistence of tone and style in the writing, which is engaging and accessible'-Valerie Huggins, Early Years
A great review, introducing and exploring the concepts and practicalities of forest schools.
Essential reading for all those studying or wishing to improve knowledge of forest school and outdoor play and learning.
This book is a key text for those who are considering or currently engaged in Forest School Education. This book explores the context in which Forest School settings should be developed, discussing the role of the Forest School Leader and the importance of health and safety. The chapter on supporting children's social and emotional needs is thought provoking and provides many examples of how practitioners can develop their skills to support children's well being.
I have recommended that my students read this book, and use it to inform the way that they would like to learn on the course. I try to teach in an outdoor environment whenever possible, and this book helps the students to understand why this benefits them.
This book identifies the characteristics which define Forest School within the UK. It makes distinctions between various environments and diverse participants and allows the reader to see how inclusive the ethos of Forest School can be. We are recommending this book for the Early Years Care and Education Foundation Degree and I am sure that as these students progress towards Primary School Educators they will use this book again and again.
A nice introduction into Forest school philosophy, useful because case studies give it a practical feel. A good resource for seminar tasks.
An excellent text which is highly accessible to students, providing a range of case studies and discussion points as well as further reading guidance, designed to support the student in areas of personal interest.
An inspiring collection of essays with useful references and websites. Full index and very 'student friendly' layout. Good coverage of the Forest Movement from knowledgeable contributors.
A useful resource for individual students with a relevant dissertation focus.
This book gives an overview of the development of Forest School and how important it is for the development of the child. The Chapter on Getting Children with Physical Challenges into the Woods give practical ideas and suggestions which are invaluable.
This is a key text for extending understandings of Forest School applications beyond the Early Years
I have recommended this book as a supplemental resource as the Forest School initiative is widespread in the field of childcare.
Plenty of interesting ideas for activities in the outdoors and a useful resource that will aid students in achieving their qualification.
Not sure how this came to be connected to this module - my error I think. Apologies.
The key text to introduce the theories and practice of Forest School - written in a readable format that is understandable by students of many levels. Positive and up beat leaving you feeling that it is all achievable - and so worth it!
Forest Schools are becoming an increasingly common part of the curriculum. This publication is a valuable addition to our reading list, and will assist our learners, and their schools, greatly.
Slightly disappointing. Like other books on this subject key points, such as the detail of what occurs in Forest School sessions is rarely mentioned adequately. The case studies focus very much on children with particular issues and much consideration is given to the organisation and outcomes of the sessions. Overall, rather superficial in terms of revealing the true nature of Forest schools. Satisfactory as an over-view.
This book is used throught unit 4 of the CACHE course and was essential for students to understand what a forest school is.
Written in a similar format to the first book on Forest School by the author. A focus on inclusion with attention to 14-19 boys, looked after children and other barriers to learning. Gifted and talented are also focused upon which will help broader understanding and guide practice of helping a wider variety of holistic learning and developmental needs.