Category: Forest School

Helping to develop confident, resilient, independent and creative learners

Resilience comes from experiencing overcoming problems. This in turn promotes a sense of confidence in someone’s own ability and capability, creating a sense of ease and a feeling of ownership and empowerment. Experiences that are derived from encountering (managed) ‘risk’ can be some of the best experiences to produce a resilient, confident and independent learner.…
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Learning Theories and Forest School

Schema The Schema theory of development describes how different children can have different observable patterns in their play and in their learning. It is a theory of cognitive development that is influenced the constructivist idea of experiential learning. Chris Athey developed the contemporary theory in the 1980s and reflected Jean Piaget’s ideas, specifically the notion…
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Summary of the Forest School approach to learning

The ethos of the Forest School approach to learning is based on placing the learner (in this case the child) at the centre of the learning experience; everything is focused towards the learner and her development with the adult(s) acting as facilitator, rather than as a teacher. A Forest School approach is one that considers…
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