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ERIC Number: EJ1104351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Garden Variety Experiential Education: The "Material Turn" and Environmental Ethics
Wallace, Allison B.
Honors in Practice, v12 p139-146 2016
Allison B. Wallace describes a seminar in organic horticulture she created and teaches as part of an honors curriculum. She answers the question of how gardening is appropriate for high-ability college students by saying that she believes efforts to raise plants by relatively non violent means teaches and disciplines students in an ethical way to be in the world. She further expresses her belief that honing gardening skills and sharing the fruits of a season's labor contribute to the development of self-confident yet humble adults who are inclined to greater thoughtfulness about the material enactment of their intellectual and ethical commitments.
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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: Arkansas
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