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Forest School for All

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May 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can you use the Forest School ethos for the benefit of all your students?

Forest School is now being used with a wide range of different age groups and in many different settings, and it can address issues such as obesity, public health and social wellbeing. This book includes case studies that will help to demonstrate how to run Forest School sessions with:

- children in older primary classes

- secondary schools

- children in urban environments

- special schools

- young people in residential homes

- school refusers

- young people who have been excluded

- adults with autistic-spectrum disorders

- family centres.

Anyone interested in how to implement the Forest School ethos in their learning environment will be enthused and inspired by this book.

Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years and Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play (both published by SAGE).

Sara Knight
Introduction: Setting the Scene
 
PART ONE: NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL-BASED FOREST SCHOOL
Katherine Milchem
Breaking through Concrete: The Emergence of Forest School in London
Clare Lamb
Forest School: A Whole-School Approach
Tracey Maciver
Developing Practice and Delivering a Forest School Programme for Children Identified as Gifted and Talented
Alisdair Horning
Using Forest School to Make the Transition to High School
 
PART TWO: FOREST SCHOOL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS
Clare Neenan with Sara Knight
Supporting Emotional and Social Development in Forest School with Adolescents
Ross Evans
Forest School: An Alternative Curriculum
Rich Sylvester
Learning from Working with Disaffected Year 10 Pupils
Jon Cree
Maintaining the Forest School Ethos while Working with 14 to 19-Year-Old Boys
 
PART THREE: FOREST SCHOOL AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PARTICULAR NEEDS
Fiona Hopkins
Removing Barriers: Getting Children with Physical Challenges into the Woods
Xavier Elonquin and Tina Hutchinson
SEALs in the Woods!
Rebecca Wicks
Forest School and Looked-after Children
Kevin Burrows
Autism, Art and Nature as Relational Aspects of Forest School
 
PART FOUR: USING FOREST SCHOOL STRATEGICALLY
Mike Brady
Addicts and Forest School
Lucy Partridge and Wendy Taylor
Forest School for Families
Louise Ambrose
Forest School Countywide: A Norfolk Perspective
Jenny Watters
Edinburgh's Forest School Partnership Project 'Building Local Capacity'
Sara Knight
Conclusion

A highly recommended text that supports the practitioner in developing their professional understanding of Forest schools. Contextualises the ideas and provides a good level of reading materials.

Ms Jane Stevens
Early Years, Amersham & Wycombe College
June 20, 2012

a good book on a new and emerging area

Dr Simon Claridge
Educational Psychology , Cardiff University
March 26, 2012

this text offers the students an insight into the use of forest schools in england with both theoretical and practical guidance and information for lecturers and students alike

Mrs Kerrie Lee
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
March 8, 2012

A very good text on the popular initiative of Forest School, especially useful for those wishing to take part

Ms Shehnaz Tharia
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
March 8, 2012

excellent resource

Mrs Janine Ryan
Education , Doncaster University Centre
February 17, 2012

An excellent book that clearly discusses Forest School.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
February 8, 2012

Loved this book. Very International and like the title suggest; this is for all educators who are interested in Forest School approach.

Mrs Paivi Valtonen
Education , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
September 23, 2011

Useful text with expands on the basic issues and concerns of Forest School. Informative text for Undergraduates and other interested in the Forest School ethos.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
May 6, 2011
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