ERIC Number: EJ1076356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogies That Explore Food Practices: Resetting the Table for Improved Eco-Justice
Harris, Carol E.; Barter, Barbara G.
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v31 n1 p12-33 Jul 2015
As health threats appear with increasing regularity in our food systems and other food crises loom worldwide, we look to rural areas to provide local and nutritious foods. Educationally, we seek approaches to food studies that engage students and their communities and, ultimately, lead to positive action. Yet food studies receive only generic coverage and tangential attention within existing curricula. This article, reporting a pilot study located at Canada's geographic and cultural edge, focuses on local knowledge about past and present food practices. Objectives are to test pedagogies that bring all students greater opportunities for engagement and learning about their physical environment and food history, and that can be applied to rural and, with modifications, urban settings. Three critical, place-base pedagogical approaches--experiential, discovery and arts-based--to classroom teaching and learning are discussed, as well as implications for educational leadership, teacher training and curriculum development.
Descriptors: Food, Rural Areas, Agriculture, Curriculum, History, Urban Areas, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Discovery Learning, Foreign Countries, Art, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Leadership
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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