Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice. The editors, together with chapter authors drawn from the fields of academia and practice, form an experienced voice, encouraging the reader to reflect upon, question and explore complex areas of Forest School practice.
Part 1: MAPPING THE TERRITORY
- When Forest School Isn’t Forest School
- Challenge and Compromise at Forest School
- What Does ‘Long-Term’ Mean at Forest School?
- Forest School and Progressive Forms of Education
Part 2: NAVIGATING THE ETHOS
- Rethinking Praise and Competition at Forest School
- Reflecting on Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
- Behaviours That Challenge at Forest School
- A Voice in the Forest
- A School Perspective of Forest School
Part 3: FURTHERING PRACTICE