ERIC Number: EJ1061838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
"This Is More Like Home": Knowing Nature through Community Mapping
Jagger, Susan L.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v18 p173-189 2013
Place-based environmental education is a pedagogy that infuses environmental education across disciplines in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students. One collaborative approach to place-based environmental education--community mapping--explores and represents local knowledge, visions held by community members, and relationships between spatial, physical, personal, and cultural elements of place. This paper shares a community mapping project done by a British Columbian Grade 4 class and, drawing from Knapp's (2005) 10 ways of knowing nature, discusses how students came to know nature through observing, situated knowing, identifying, restoring, and transforming. Its findings encourage the inclusion of community mapping in place-based environmental education curriculum and instruction, and illuminate the value of the products and process of community mapping.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Natural Sciences, Maps, Field Trips, Natural Resources, Observation, Identification, Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada