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dc.contributor.authorCudworth, Dave
dc.contributor.authorLumber, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-12T15:31:31Z
dc.date.available2021-04-12T15:31:31Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-18
dc.identifier.citationCudworth, D. and Lumber, R., (2021). 'The importance of Forest School and the pathways to nature connection'. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 24(1), pp. 71-85.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2206-3110
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s42322-021-00074-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625703
dc.description.abstractOver 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 article considers Forest School as linked with the concept of nature connection that is the sensation of belonging to a wider natural community. This sense of belonging developed by being in nature can also be a key factor in promoting attachment and sense of place which in turn is associated with the promotion of health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours. As such the origins towards achieving nature connection are a formal part of the Forest School Association’s (FSA 2016). Forest School principals, with growing research linking Forest School and nature connection as concomitant. Recent work has suggested that contact, emotion, meaning, compassion, and beauty are key pathways for the formation of nature connection and there is a strong need to better understand children’s nature connection in this context. Further, from the premise that what goes on in spaces and places is fundamentally linked to both social and spatial processes, this article also attempts to understand the spatialities of Forest School in order to frame the development of nature connection within a socio-spatial analytic.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/20647en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42322-021-00074-xen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://www.springer.com/tdm
dc.subjectnature connectionen_US
dc.subjectpathwaysen_US
dc.subjectspaceen_US
dc.titleThe importance of Forest School and the pathways to nature connectionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2522-879X
dc.contributor.departmentDeMontfort Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Outdoor and Environmental Educationen_US
dc.identifier.pii74
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
dc.source.volume24
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage71
dc.source.endpage85
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-15
dc.author.detailN/Aen_US


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