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ERIC Number: EJ1046432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
In Search of Ecopedagogy: Emplacing Nature in the Light of Proust and Thoreau
Hung, Ruyu
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n13 p1387-1401 2014
In this article I intend to explore one possible way of using "place" to rethink "nature," the relationship between humans and nature, and the implications for education. The elucidation and discussion of the sense of place will reveal that there are profound and superficial or, placeful and placeless, senses of place. This paper examines the possibilities of thinking nature based on this particular sense of place. The profound sense of place, in the light of Jeff Malpas, Marcel Proust, and David Henry Thoreau, can provoke in us an awareness of care about the place. If the nature can be sensed as placeful to individuals, as this paper will argue, it would be very possible for individuals to care about and be committed to the conservation of the nature.
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Language: English
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