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ERIC Number: EJ1082156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Reflections on Teaching and Learning for Sustainability from the Cascadia Sustainability Field School
Owens, Cameron; Sotoudehnia, Maral; Erickson-McGee, Paige
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n3 p313-327 2015
A complex and contested concept, sustainability presents a great challenge to teachers and learners. Field study is a potentially promising venue to unpack the problematics of sustainability in practice. This paper reflects on the Cascadia Sustainability Field School, offered through the University of Victoria, Canada, providing an overview of the critical pragmatic philosophy underscoring it, drawing on student voices to highlight its transformative potential and detailing our approach for assessing learning. We conclude that field school can provide a rich transformative and social learning experience that integrates the hatchet of critical reflection and the seed of practical action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Victoria)
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