Forest School in the United Kingdom

Authored by: Sara Knight

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523

10.4324/9781315768465.ch24

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Abstract

Forest School in the UK is a relatively new discipline in the pantheon of outdoor pedagogies and pursuits. It is a way of spending repeated and prolonged time in wilder spaces focusing on developing both emotional intelligence and a love of the natural environment through simple shared tasks chosen by the participants. It evolved from observed practice in Scandinavian kindergarten, but in the UK is used to great effect across all age groups.

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