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Grounds for health: The intersection of green school grounds and health promoting schools


Dyment, JE and Bell, AC, Grounds for health: The intersection of green school grounds and health promoting schools, Environmental Education Research, 14, (1) pp. 77-90. ISSN 1350-4622 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13504620701843426


Despite the growing body of research on green school grounds, relatively little has been written about their relationship with health promotion, particularly from a holistic health perspective. It is this relationship that we explore in this paper – the power and potential of green school grounds to promote health and well-being and to be an integral element of multifaceted, school-based health promotion strategies. Specifically, we bring together recent research to examine green school grounds as places where the interests of educators and children’s health advocates can meet, inform and support one another. By grounding our comments in recent thinking about health-promoting schools, we highlight the growing body of evidence that green school grounds, as a school setting, can contribute to children’s physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:school grounds; children’s health; green design; health-promoting schools
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dyment, JE (Associate Professor Janet Dyment)
ID Code:53909
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:66
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-01-21
Last Modified:2015-02-10
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