ERIC Number: EJ1179767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Fostering Children's Relationship with Nature: Exploring the Potential of Forest School
Smith, Michelle A.; Dunhill, Ally; Scott, Graham W.
Education 3-13, v46 n5 p525-534 2018
Forest School offers children opportunities to explore the natural environment regularly over an extended period of time. It is based on six key principles, one of which states Forest School "fosters a relationship with nature and develops long-term pro-environment attitudes through regular personal experiences in nature." We consider to what extent this aim is achieved by exploring the published evidence. We identify that a relationship with nature could be demonstrated under six themes although there is little robust evidence to support this. We suggest further research is carried out directly linked to this aim of Forest School.
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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