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Newbery, Liz – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
In this paper, I explore how histories of colonialism are integral to the Euro-Western idea of wilderness at the heart of much outdoor environmental education. In the context of canoe tripping, I speculate about why the politics of land rarely enters into teaching on the land. Finally, because learning from difficult knowledge often troubles the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Water, Transportation
Reid, Alan – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The field of environmental education research has been moving away from scientistic and positivistic discourses for some time now ("Environmental Education Research," 2000; Hart & Nolan, 1999). However, it has been noted that the meta-discourse about this research continues to draw on their framings, registers, and lexicons (Hart, 2000;…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research, Meta Analysis
Gough, Annette; Whitehouse, Hilary – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
For a generation or more, environmental education discourses have been constructed around persistent Cartesian dualisms of modernist thought that divide an "othered" category of being from that of a constituted homogeneous human identity. During the same period, both feminist and poststructuralist theorizing has acted to destabilize the…
Descriptors: Feminism, Environmental Education, Research Methodology, Educational Practices