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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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Steele, Astrid; Scott, Jeff – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Based on a three-year research project in which outdoor and environmental education were embedded in classroom curricula, this paper considers learning story pedagogy and accompanying emotional elements often found in narratives. We draw on neuroscience research findings that support the importance of emotion in focusing attention and supporting…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Iskos, Eugenia; Karakosta, Stella – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study of a private preschool in Thessaloniki, Greece. The school, located at the unique setting of an educational farm, has a curriculum focus on environmental education. An analysis of teacher interviews and lesson plans in the span of three years presents insights into the barriers teachers faced in implementing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education
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Nugent, Clare; Beames, Simon – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
While nature environments afford food for human consumption, there is a dearth of empirical inquiry that considers foraging as a sustainable, seasonal practice that builds human-nature relations. This gap in the literature is particularly apparent in early childhood education literature. Drawing on observations recorded at two forest-based nature…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Natural Resources, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Lloro-Bidart, Teresa – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Drawing on a multispecies ethnographic encounter with a physically disabled feral kitten, Whiskey, I take an intersectional theoretical approach to place disability studies in conversation with ecofeminist perspectives. In so doing I ask: How does a culture that produces disabled and unwanted humans render animals deserving of the same label? And…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Animals, Disabilities, Cultural Influences
Russell, Constance; Cameron, Erin; Socha, Teresa; McNinch, Hannah – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Environmental education is one site of many that reinforces dominant obesity discourses and weight-based oppression through privileging fit, able bodies. Using personal narratives and insights from the nascent field of fat studies, we offer a critical analysis of obesity discourse in environmental writing in general and environmental education in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Obesity, Body Weight, Personal Narratives
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McKeon, Margaret – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Recent visions for environmental education now include a foundational acknowledgement that the well-being of humans and the environment are inseparable. This vision of environmental education, with a focus on interconnectedness as well as concepts of transformation, holism, caring, and responsibility, rooted in experiences of nature, community,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Caring, Systems Approach, Indigenous Populations
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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
Root, Emily – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Across Canada, many Aboriginal peoples and communities are actively resisting environmental destruction and communicating to settler-Canadians traditions of respect for the land. Moreover, some Indigenous scholars and educators are calling for a foregrounding of Indigenous ways of knowing in environmental education for all students. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Canada Natives
Piersol, Laura – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In an effort to figure out what it means to educate "ecologically," I decided to track down some of the stories that I was living, telling and making as an educator. I ended up lost in the house of environmental education, stuck within the rooms of ecological science and political advocacy. Outside on the lawn sat the story of place…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Adult Educators, Personal Narratives
Payne, Phillip G.; Wattchow, Brian – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
A "slow pedagogy of place" in (environmental/outdoor) education has been enacted by the two authors over the past three years in a third year undergraduate semester-long unit named Experiencing the Australian Landscape. An integrated practical and theoretical, de- and reconstruction of fast pedagogies is now needed, we believe, if…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Phenomenology, Units of Study, Education
Asfeldt, Morten; Urberg, Ingrid; Henderson, Bob – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This paper explores the pedagogical benefits of combining remote winter wilderness travel and homestead living with reading, writing, and listening to personal narratives from the expedition region. A co-taught interdisciplinary university course will be used as a case study to demonstrate the ways in which this approach aids in developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Environmental Education, Educational Benefits
Lowan, Greg – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This article reports on a recent study about Outward Bound Canada's Giwaykiwin program for Aboriginal youth. A key finding that emerged from the study was the need to design contemporary Aboriginal education programs based on a recognition of the evolution of Indigenous cultures and languages in close relationship with specific geographical areas.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, American Indian Education
Neilson, Alison Laurie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This paper explores the process of going outdoors and using "nature" as a way to support teaching about power and privilege within society. It explores how being inside the classroom hinders the process of understanding and disrupting power dynamics between learners and instructors. The classroom decontextualizes the learning process by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education
Inwood, Hilary J. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
This article explores the intersection of art education and place-based education as a means of developing ecological literacy. The author advocates the development of a model of place-based art education, one that integrates the real-world, community-centred learning of place-based education with the affective, subjective orientation of art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Environmental Education
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