Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach

Early Years Education in Practice

By Jane Williams-Siegfredsen

© 2012 – Routledge

104 pages

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About the Book

Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Forest School Approach in Denmark and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the social and political background to using nature pedagogy, the organisation of early years settings, the learning environment and risk management, this book:

  • describes the key principles of the Forest School approach to early childhood supported with examples and case studies;
  • provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom;
  • highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;
  • can be used as the basis for continuing professional development

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Context 2. Theory and Practice 3. The Danish Pedagogue 4. The Learning Environment 5. Organisation of Danish Early Years Settings 6. The Future of the Danish Forest School Approach Glossary Appendix Index

About the Author

Jane Williams-Siegfredsen is Director and Consultant for Inside-Out Nature, based in Denmark.

About the Series

Understanding the… Approach

Understanding the … Approach is new series providing a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of international approaches to early years education and childcare. The books will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of each approach and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Each book:

  • Describes the key principles of the approach to early childhood with practical examples and case studies;
  • Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice;
  • Highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;
  • Can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research.

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, these will be invaluable texts for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development