The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature.

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Harvey, C. 2019. The good things children notice in nature: An extended framework for reconnecting children with nature. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126573
AuthorsHarvey, C.
Abstract

This research identifies themes emerging from a children’s writing task, where they wrote about good things they noticed in nature over a five day period. Eighty four children aged nine to eleven participated, resulting in 847 written statements. Content analysis using an emergent coding approach identified ten themes, with “Active Animals” being the most frequently occurring theme. Combining the themes with Author (2017a, b, c) pathways to nature connection provides an extended framework to inform children’s activity programmes, design of school grounds and urban spaces, aiming to connect children with nature. Future research could extend the framework into a practitioner’s tool kit.

KeywordsEcology; Forestry; Soil Science
Year2019
JournalUrban Forestry and Urban Greening
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN1618-8667
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126573
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126573
Publication dates2020
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Deposited12 Mar 2020, 16:52
Accepted21 Dec 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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