Research & reports: wood
A selection of articles on woodworking and working in woodlands, from Early Years children and young people to adults.
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Reports & research documents are, as much as possible, arranged in chronological order, most recent at the top
A Froebelian approach - The Wonder of Woodwork by Pete Moorhouse
An interactive pdf including information on how to organise your woodworking area and the role of the adult.
Embercombe Young Leaders Project
‘YLP works with young people aged 17-21 from ‘disadvantaged’ urban backgrounds. About 15 per cent of mainly task-focused activities take place in woodland, for example coppicing, coppice timber processing, tree planting. The research investigated what factors were associated with wellbeing.’ Part of the Good From Woods Project, 2011.
Ruskin Mill Coppicing Project
‘Research focus: to find out why outdoor/practical/woodland work is important to students and how it can promote their development. Research examples can be used as evidence to substantiate what college staff believe anecdotally about the benefits of coppice work.’ Part of the Good From Woods Project, 2011.