The author argues that outdoor learning needs to be looked at in a historical context so that you can understand the contribution of previous educational thinkers on today’s views and practices. The main historical thinkers considered include Comenius, Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Margaret McMillan as well as the views of more modern contributors and the Forest Schools in the UK.
Joyce makes it possible to look more critically at today’s approaches and influences on outdoor learning. She considers how children are regarded today within these approaches and whether these constructs are in the children’s best interests.
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This book is essential reading for all early years practitioners.