How can forest bathing be implemented in primary schools? Outdoor learning is more than science.

Student, A. (2021) How can forest bathing be implemented in primary schools? Outdoor learning is more than science. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This study aimed to ascertain how forest bathing can be implemented in primary schools with appropriate facilities and whether it allowed the children to receive the benefits of forest bathing, whilst also enabling and enhancing their learning. Research was conducted with Year 4 and Year 1 pupils and data was collected through field notes, event contingent diary methods, emotions questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The main findings from the research were that it is possible to deliver forest bathing sessions during the school day and the primary school participants demonstrated positive benefits including experiencing: happiness and enjoyment, feeling refreshed, calm, relaxed and excited, and improved concentration, curiosity and creativity. There are considerations for teachers when implementing sessions but, ultimately, there are many benefits to forest bathing for both the children and accompanying adults, thus making this a short, but worthwhile activity during the school day

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Primary Teaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: forest school, outdoor learning, outdoor education, outdoor, forest bathing
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 15:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 15:57
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5953

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