The place of forest school in English primary schools: senior leader perspectives

Kemp, N. and Pagden, A. (2018) The place of forest school in English primary schools: senior leader perspectives. Education 3-13. ISSN 0300-4279.

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Abstract

Focussing on the place of Forest School in English primary schools, we explore the perspectives of school leaders. We use Biesta’s model of educational purpose as a critical lens to consider possible justifications for the inclusion of Forest School in the curriculum.

Four distinct accounts, based on an analysis of in-depth interviews, illustrate a range of participant responses: risk, intervention, respite and the right thing. One of these, we contend, represents a tentative step towards a form of resistance on the part of a school leader in the face of current pressures to follow a diminished set of educational purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biesta; educational purpose; forest school; primary schools; England
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > Centre for Worked-Based Learning and Continuing Development
Depositing User: Dr Nicola Kemp
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 12:52
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 13:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17451

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