The author has a lovely writing style that demonstrates clarity, knowledge, humour and such strength of reflective practice that you cannot help but love reading this book, whether as a parent, practitioner, carer or early years educator - it is a delight.
Helpful and clear reading for students. Encouraging developing strategies for outdoor learning and the rationale around this.
This book is accessible in style. I really enjoyed finding out more about the Diagrams of Practice and have used this approach with students. However it took some time to fully grasp the idea..
An excellent read providing ideas for planning, teaching and assessment.
This is a beautifully presented book, A4 size, though slim. It explores a number of issues relating to outdoor learning and provides colourful case studies that bring the various projects described to life. It is not academic in tone, but may be useful to undergraduate education students in terms of providing inspiring and stimulating examples of how outdoor learning can be managed.
This book is not academic in tone - it is accessible for any readership interested in outdoor learning - but does contain some case studies that will be of interest to students and practitioners alike. The large format (A4) means that the images make a strong impact. The writer is clearly an experienced practitioner and explains her methods and beliefs about outdoor learning in an engaging way.
This is a joy of a book to read. It approaches the issues around reflective practice in a fresh and stimulating way. The Diagrams of Practice need some work to fully grasp, but once you understand them, they open up new ways of planning research.
An excellent guide for practitioners developing, implementing and justifying further outdoor provision. Accessible but using academic conventions making it a valuable text for practitioners, leaders and innovators.
A book that looks at the outdoors and the benefits for young children in a sensitive way. Addressing concerns and perceived and actual barriers
A good book for Year 1 students that gives them a good idea of the nature a learning resource in an EY setting.
A very good book for students who have decided to research this area for their independent or primary research projects during the foundation degree. It also underpins the discussions around the value and purpose of outdoor play and learning in natural environments.
Excellent book fully recommend to student studying the theory of outdoor play and also those who are interested in interested in outdoor play in early years and primary practice
A really good informative book providing ideas and through planning, teaching and assessment examples as well as Case Studies. Encourages students to take the risk of using the outdoor environment in an informed way.
This is a contemporary, relevant, critical companion to outdoor play and learning for children. Professionally I found this an excellent resource. It is packed full of practical help as well as superior themes and debates on the topic of nature pedagogy.
This text supports modules promoting learning outside the classroom very well. It provides clear context and reflective text.
An accessible and engaging book which provides some interesting perspectives of leaning outdoors.
we promote and provide course to cover forest schools way of educating children. This was an essential book to adopt as it has been put on the reading list for the students to read.
we have a few students doing the Forrest school course and this book was recommended for them to read as it is full of interesting articles that will improve their knowledge and understanding within this field.
A really useful book for my Early Years students as it explores good practice, working with parents to share values and planning & observation. There are also case studies and lovely pictures.
The UHI PGDE programme has a particular focus on outdoor education. This text will be used to support learning activities during our outdoor learning residential.