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ERIC Number: EJ1070229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
Slow Pedagogy and Placing Education in Post-Traditional Outdoor Education
Payne, Phillip G.; Wattchow, Brian
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v12 n1 p25-38 2008
Time, and our experiences of it, warrants attention in "place"' pedagogies in outdoor education. Place typically involves the experience of a geographical location, a locale for interacting socially and/or with nature, and the subjective meanings we attach over time to the experience. Place, however, cannot be severed from the concept and practice of time, as seems to be occurring in the discourse of outdoor education. The way outdoor educators carefully conceive of, plan for, manage and pedagogically practice time may, in our view, positively facilitate an introductory "sense" of place. We illustrate the under-theorised relationship of time and place in outdoor and experiential education via a case study of a semester-long undergraduate unit, Experiencing the Australian Landscape. It reflexively describes how two post-traditional outdoor educators working in the higher education sector have assisted pre-service experiential and outdoor educators to sense, explore, conceptualise and examine how "slow" time is important in "placing" education in nature.
Outdoor Council of Australia. 150 Caxton Street, Milton, Queensland 4064, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3369-9455; Fax: +61-7-3369-9355; e-mail: secretariat@outdoorcouncil.asn.au; Web site: http://www.outdoorcouncil.asn.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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