NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1158101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Place, Sustainability and Literacy in Environmental Education: Frameworks for Teaching and Learning
Green, Monica
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v2 n3 p326-346 Win 2012
The "ecologisation" of Australian primary schools brings new opportunities for curriculum expansion and renewal for sustainability education. My contribution to the broader discussion of place, geography, sustainability and literacy stems from an interest in how children are brought into contact with sustainability discourses via sensory and embodied learning in local school ground landscapes. In this paper I am interested in identifying the emergent pedagogies and new literacies that inform and shape the implementation of sustainability curriculum. The paper draws on research that uses theories of place inhabitation, relationships to food, place ecologies, and place-based pedagogies to examine the educational value of food gardens and related environmental and health initiatives in primary (elementary) schooling in Australia. Using research data from two schools, the paper illustrates how school ground settings, curriculum and pedagogy generate spatial, temporal and geographical literacies that support children's meaning making. These multimodal literacies are vital curriculum ingredients that effectively educate for sustainability.
Review of International Geographical Education Online. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Meselik Campus, Eskisehir City, 26480, Turkey. Tel: +90-222-239-37-50; Tax: +90-222-229-31-24; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A