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dc.contributor.authorHallam, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Laurel
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Kay
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-10T17:12:43Z
dc.date.available2021-11-10T17:12:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-08
dc.identifier.citationHallam, J., Gallagher, L. and Owen K. (2021). 'The secret language of flowers: insights from an outdoor, arts-based intervention designed to connect primary school children to locally accessible nature'. Environmental Education Research, pp. 1-19.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13504622.2021.1994926
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626103
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses ethnography to explore an outdoor, arts-based intervention run by Urban Wilderness, in partnership with an English primary school. Urban Wilderness are a not-for-profit organisation which aims to connect children and young people from disadvantaged areas to locally accessible nature. Over the course of three afternoon workshops, Urban Wilderness facilitators, a professional artist and teaching staff explored a local park with ten 9–10-year-old children and co-created a sculpture which was exhibited in the park as part of a family festival. Analysis of audio recordings and photographs taken during the workshops explored the ways in which a youth led approach and arts-based methods (i) fostered a sense of connection to the park and (ii) deepened the children’s knowledge about the plants they observed. It is argued that arts-based methods created a sense of presence in nature which fostered close attention to the surrounding environment and reflection upon the children’s relationship with it. The creation of art also facilitated the development of multi-levelled understandings of nature which encompassed identification, folk law and symbolism. As such analysis highlighted the relevance of outdoor learning and a Froebelian approach for older primary school children who are traditionally taught in classroom environments.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504622.2021.1994926en_US
dc.subjectethnographyen_US
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectnature contacten_US
dc.subjectprimary educationen_US
dc.subjectFroebelian pedagogyen_US
dc.titleThe secret language of flowers: insights from an outdoor, arts-based intervention designed to connect primary school children to locally accessible nature.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1469-5871
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Wildernessen_US
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental education researchen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-13
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-08T00:00:00Z
dc.author.detail780937en_US


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