Primary school teachers’ perceptions of their pupils’ (aged 7–11 years) experiences of undertaking contemplative activities at nature reserve settings
journal contributionposted on 2022-05-23, 17:01 authored by Gary Beauchamp, Dylan Adams
Literature suggests a positive impact on children’s health and wellbeingfrom being in nature. This study explores primary teachers’perceptionsof their pupils’(7–11 years) experiences of contemplative approaches innature reserve settings. Nine teachers from a convenience sample ofeight different primary schools took part. After observing pupilsundertake a range of contemplative activities, teachers were interviewedindividually. They perceived an increase in agency (child-led and nature-led), a sense of freedom (from school structures and school time), a senseof calmness and a resultant time to dwell, summarised in a new model.
Published inEducation 3-13
PublisherTaylor & Francis
VersionVoR (Version of Record)
CitationBeauchamp, G., & Adams, D. (2022). Primary school teachers’ perceptions of their pupils’(aged 7–11 years) experiences of undertaking contemplative activities at nature reserve settings. Education 3-13, 1-12.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy