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Blenkinsop, Sean; Piersol, Laura; Sitka-Sage, Michael D.; Ho, Yi Chien Jade – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This paper begins with two parallel, although not identical, images. The first is of Ota Benga, a Congolese "pygmy" brought to the St. Louis World Fair in 1904 and displayed in a cage for the entertainment of the visiting public. The second is of a Red Maple tree in a large concrete pot on the campus of Simon Fraser University on the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Land Settlement, Relationship, Forestry
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Blenkinsop, Sean – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This paper uses an innovative building-less Canadian public elementary school and its accompanying large-scale research project to consider the characteristics that might be required of a teacher interested in working in an emergent, environmental, place- and community-based experiential public school setting. The six characteristics considered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
Harvester, Lara; Blenkinsop, Sean – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This paper begins by suggesting that issues of social and ecological justice are not mutually exclusive. They are tied together through the logic of domination which is, in turn, sustained by oppositional value dualisms such man/woman, human/nature, and white/non-white. As such, we suggest that environmental education must deal with the shared…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Logical Thinking, Feminism, Social Justice
Blenkinsop, Sean; Judson, Gillian – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This paper sets out to explore the role of story in education. Through the employment of story itself as medium the discussion examines how story is currently used in educational settings. The next step is to posit story as a learning tool and curricular heavy-lifter through introduction to the theory of Imaginative Education as proposed by Kieran…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Imagination
Blenkinsop, Sean – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
In this narrative essay, I explore some fundamental assumptions in my understanding of environmental education. Questions are raised concerning the nature of perception, experience, and the interplay between the world and ourselves. The narrative is based on a recent trip down the Coppermine River in the Barrenlands of Canada's Arctic. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods