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ERIC Number: EJ1097312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
"Environmental Awareness" and Rock Climbing: Changing Pedagogies to Enhance Pro-Environmental Graduate Attributes
Couper, Pauline; Porter, Su
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v40 n2 p207-221 2016
Geography has long been seen as having a central role in education for sustainable development, and yet the degree to which a geographical education translates to personal capacities for action has been questioned. Having struggled for some years to engage Outdoor Adventure Education students with physical geography science-based knowledge of the environment, we trialled a pedagogical shift to emphasize a relational, self-in-environment consciousness developed through autoethnography. We recount this experience to suggest that a similar approach may have potential to connect geography students' cognitive knowledge of societies and environments with personal identities and capacities for action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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