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Straker, Jo; Potter, Tom G.; Irwin, David – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This paper asks, what is the outdoors, and challenges conceptions of the role the outdoors play in education. It critically examines why a better understanding of the outdoors is important to outdoor education, how wilder places are essential to education, and how learning generated from these places can be translated into sustainable thinking and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Resources, Sustainability
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Ritchie, Jenny – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The early years are a foundational time for the establishment of dispositions for learning. This paper draws on a recent study in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to illustrate ways educators have been implementing programs, within mainstream early childhood care and education settings, that inclusively offer Maori perspectives on caring for ourselves,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Putaio, Mana Whakatau; Rixecker, Stefanie S. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 1999
Discusses four principles useful in mediating continued educational imperialism: (1) reflexivity; (2) respect; (3) dignity; and (4) reciprocity. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Imperialism, Intercultural Communication