The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis research identifies themes emerging from a children’s writing task, where they wrote about good things they noticed in nature over a five day period. Eighty four children aged nine to eleven participated, resulting in 847 written statements. Content analysis using an emergent coding approach identified ten themes, with “Active Animals” being the most frequently occurring theme. Combining the themes with Author (2017a, b, c) pathways to nature connection provides an extended framework to inform children’s activity programmes, design of school grounds and urban spaces, aiming to connect children with nature. Future research could extend the framework into a practitioner’s tool kit.
CitationHarvey, C., Hallam, J., Richardson, M. and Wells, R., (2019). 'The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature'. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, pp. 1-36.
JournalUrban Forestry and Urban Greening