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ERIC Number: EJ1157734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous: Urban/Nature/Child Pedagogies
Somerville, Margaret; Hickey, Sandra
Environmental Education Research, v23 n10 p1427-1439 2017
This co-authored paper offers Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives on the emergence of urban/nature/child pedagogies in a project to reclaim remnant woodlands. Set in the context of indigenous issues explored in a special edition of the journal on land based education, the paper engages critically with a claim by a group of ecologists, that as urbanisation increases globally indigenous languages and knowledges are being lost in parallel with the loss of species. The paper analyses children's multimodal images and texts in the book, "Because Eco-systems Matter," produced as an outcome of the project. In identifying possibilities for alternative storylines to those of loss and moral failure, the paper concludes that pedagogies incorporating contemporary hybrid Aboriginal forms of language and representation offer all children the possibility of re-imagining a traditional past into a contemporary present/future. In this present/future their learning and actions have the potential to name and change their worlds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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