ERIC Number: EJ1096892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring a Pluralist Understanding of Learning for Sustainability and Its Implications for Outdoor Education Practice
Paulus, Susanne C.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v16 n2 p117-130 2016
This article explores a pluralist understanding of learning for sustainability in educational theory and relates it to outdoor education practice. In brief, this kind of learning can be described as a deep engagement with an individual's multiple identities and the personal location in diverse geo-physical and socio-cultural surroundings. I identify the intersection of learning for sustainability and pluralism in three themes: learning as transformation, learning as participation and learning about identities and spaces. The reflections on what kind of learning outdoor education could seek to promote potentially help the field to clarify its role as a sustainable education approach. A programme designed to be responsive to both sustainability and pluralism would enable learners to explore the multifacetedness of a location and provide space for them to share and exchange individual experiences, perceptions and worldviews.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Self Concept, World Views, Learning Processes, Transformative Learning, Program Design
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