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ERIC Number: EJ1162017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Weather Worlding: Learning with the Elements in Early Childhood
Rooney, Tonya
Environmental Education Research, v24 n1 p1-12 2018
In the context of challenges posed by climate change, this paper draws attention to the significance of children's relationship with weather. The paper contends that it is time to engage more closely with children's weather relations when developing and experimenting with new environmental pedagogies. Furthermore, it is argued that there is a need look beyond the ways children learn "about" the weather (where this is presented as something separate to our human selves), to more situated and entangled ways of learning in and "with" weather. Notions such as the "weather world" and "weathering" are discussed here as valuable starting points for re-thinking child/weather relations. These offer a way forward where the lively curiosity of children, combined with the educational practice of being with the weather, may open up alternative, less human-centric ways of coming to know and respond to the environmental challenges ahead.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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