Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach
Early Years Education in Practice
Routledge – 2012 – 104 pages
Series: Understanding the… Approach
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:
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.
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
Jane Williams-Siegfredsen is Director and Consultant for Inside-Out Nature, based in Denmark.