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Forest, Danielle E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
Several scholars have noted the prevalence of the discourse of upward class mobility in the United States, particularly within K-12 education settings. "Rags-to-riches" stories, an extreme form of upward mobility discourse, have been embedded in American culture for generations. However, the prevalence of upward mobility discourse in…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Mobility, Childrens Literature, Books
James, Michael – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Forest School's innovative outdoor approach offers specific benefits to learners with autism, including increased social skills, raised self-esteem and improved sensory function. This guide raises autism awareness amongst practitioners by providing practical and easy-to-follow advice for adapting Forest School activities for those with autism. For…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Kemp, Nicola – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Forest School is a form of outdoor learning that is increasingly popular within English primary schools although little is known about the experiences of teaching staff who engage with it. This paper identifies three prevailing discourses within existing Forest School literature in relation to schools and teachers: as 'critical stakeholders',…
Descriptors: Forestry, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Morales, Grace; Sensevy, Gérard; Forest, Dominique – Educational Action Research, 2017
In this article we focus on "cooperative engineering", in which teachers and researchers co-design didactic sequences. In the first part of the article, we present cooperative engineering by describing some of the main principles on which it is grounded. The second part is dedicated to a case study, which enables us to illustrate some…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Cooperative Learning, Cooperation, Engineering
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Boileau, Elizabeth Y. S.; Dabaja, Ziad F. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2020
Over the last decade, interest in nature-based educational programs has been growing in Canada, yet there has been little research on the nature of these programs and how they are being implemented. This small-scale study provides baseline information on the characteristics of Canadian Forest Schools, the challenges that educators face in starting…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Institutional Characteristics
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Bal, Tara L. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
"Forest health" is an important concept often not covered in tree, forest, insect, or fungal ecology and biology. With minimal, inexpensive equipment, students can investigate and conduct their own forest health survey to assess the percentage of trees with natural or artificial wounds or stress. Insects and diseases in the forest are…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Forestry, Surveys
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Almers, Ellen; Askerlund, Per; Kjellström, Sofia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Utilizing forest gardens as urban settings for outdoor environmental education in Sweden is a new practice. These forest gardens combine qualities of a forest, e.g., multi-layered polyculture vegetation, with those of a school garden, such as accessibility and food production. The study explores both the perceived qualities of forest gardens in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Gardening
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Jukes, Scott – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Remake activities reuse and recycle waste materials, working them into something useful. The experiential activity seems to be prevalent, yet limited literature covers creative ways of thinking about pedagogical approaches. This paper examines some of the emerging waste education literature before exploring further possibilities for remake…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Environmental Education, Forestry, Teaching Methods
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Sintonen, Sara – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2020
In this article, I have sought to develop an understanding of the contribution of imaginative and nature appreciation in early childhood environmental education dealing with old, cultural nature myths and beliefs. The argument rests on the belief that the basis of a child-environmental education is in imagination which resonates with play,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Imagination, Natural Resources
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Wortham, Forest B. – About Campus, 2013
Planning programs with learning outcomes that address diversity issues on campus can become fairly routine--a "plug and play" task--for a director of multicultural student affairs at a private, religious, predominantly white liberal arts university. However, connecting with African American and other minority students when they arrived on campus…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Student Organizations, African American Students
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Forest, Danielle E.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
In today's media-laden environment, the ability to read text from a critical literacy perspective is imperative, particularly for librarians who influence children's reading choices and behaviors. This study examines the critical literacy performances of students in an online, asynchronous, graduate-level children's literature course using a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Online Courses, Literature Appreciation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Nawaz, Haq; Blackwell, Sarah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The aim of this study was to find out parents' and children's perception of outdoor learning programmes with specific reference to Archimedes Forest Schools, known as Forest Schools. A review of existing research showed that there had been no rigorous evaluation of perception of forest schools. The study was conducted in the UK and mixed method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, School Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Cudworth, Dave; Lumber, Ryan – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Over the past 25 years Forest School in the UK has been growing in popularity as part of a wider resurgence of interest in outdoor learning. A key driver behind this recurrence of interest has been a growing concern over the lack of child exposure to outdoor experiences and with the natural world and their ensuing nature-deficit disorder. This…
Descriptors: Forestry, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries
Price, Jeremy Forest – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Science education in schools is often inadvertently designed so that it is frequently inconsistent with students' lived experiences (Aikenhead, 1996, 2001; Brickhouse & Potter, 2001). Science is therefore seen by students as an endeavor for someone else, contributing to a lack of access to the knowledge necessary to address scientific and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Relevance (Education), Humanistic Education, Science Curriculum
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Forest, James J. F. – Crime & Delinquency, 2012
This article examines whether a terrorist group's ideology has a meaningful impact on its involvement in kidnapping. On a global level, incident data (1970-2010) indicate that in the past decade the number of kidnappings by terrorist groups has increased, while Muslim extremists have replaced left-wing/Marxist revolutionaries as the world's…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Ideology, Crime, Muslims
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