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Sara Knight

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 6: Forest School for the Early Years in England

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Forest School for the Early Years in England
Forest School for the Early Years in England
Sara Knight
INTRODUCTION

Striking a balance between repetitions of a familiar story of what Forest School in the UK is and laying necessary groundwork, this chapter will place the story of Forest School in the early years in the UK firmly in the Education for Sustainability agenda. This will demonstrate the importance of Forest School to future policy and practice. Principally a literature review, with reference to participant observations in the field, this chapter will begin by discussing why Forest School has become popular in the UK. It will explore the roots of the approach, both in the ...

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