Does a nurturing approach that uses an outdoor play environment build resilience in children from a challenging background?

K. McArdle, T. Harrison, D. Harrison

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Abstract

Children from challenging backgrounds were brought to a woodland for a programme that sought to promote resilience at Camphill School. This qualitative study of one programme uses an ethnographic approach to research the effectiveness of this type of intervention. Case studies of three of the children are used to illustrate the ways in which resilience has been stimulated using the PERIK observation scale. The nurturing and outdoor dimensions of the project are considered instrumental in promoting resilience in early years children from a challenging background.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-254
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Volume13
Issue number3
Early online date12 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • resilience
  • outdoor learning
  • play
  • early years

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