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.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning|
|Early online date||12 Apr 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- outdoor learning
- early years
McArdle, K., Harrison, T., & Harrison, D. (2013). Does a nurturing approach that uses an outdoor play environment build resilience in children from a challenging background? Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13(3), 238-254. https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2013.776862