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Forest School in Practice : For All Ages - Sara Knight

Forest School in Practice

For All Ages

By: Sara Knight

Paperback | 7 November 2016 | Edition Number 1

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Over the past 20 years, Forest School has continued to encourage and inspire individuals of all ages to take an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. Linking theory with practice and exploring current research, this book considers the implementation of forest school opportunities for children and young people from 0-18 years.

In depth case studies from across the United Kingdom and Ireland explore the variety of nature provision including:
  • Rural and urban day nurseries for very young children
  • State and independent provision for Early Years and Primary Schools
  • Secondary school intervention strategies for students with special education needs and disabilities
  • Supporting families with Forest School
Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the outdoor classroom, this book demonstrates how Forest School approaches are enriching children and young people's learning and deepening their connections with the natural world with spectacular results.

About the Author

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 Children’s 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.
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This book celebrates the long and diverse journey that the Forest School Approach has had within the UK. It demonstrates clearly the benefits for all people, young and old, of being outside in Nature. Sara shares inspirational case studies that clearly share the place of leadership and innovation in the field of education, to make a difference for children and families. -- Claire Warden

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