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Primary school teachers’ perceptions of their pupils’ (aged 7–11 years) experiences of undertaking contemplative activities at nature reserve settings

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posted on 23.05.2022, 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. 

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Education 3-13

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Citation

Beauchamp, 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.

Electronic ISSN

1475-7575

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

Cardiff Met Authors

Gary Beauchamp Dylan Adams

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© The Authors

Language

en