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ERIC Number: EJ831251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
An Ethic of Care and Educational Practice
McKenzie, Marcia; Blenkinsop, Sean
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v6 n2 p91-105 2006
This article explicates the theoretical framework of an ethic of care and outlines recommendations for applying the framework to practice in adventure education, offering possibilities for re-imagining organizations as centrally concerned with compassion and care. Focusing on the work of Gilligan and Noddings, we suggest an understanding of an ethic of care that is contextual, ungendered, and inclusive of both the private and public spheres of life, and draw parallels between this ethic and the philosophies underlying Outward Bound specifically, and adventure education more generally. Finally, we outline possibilities for organizing educational curricula around centres of care for self, others, and the natural world, using Noddings' suggested curricular components of modeling, dialogue, practice, and confirmation. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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