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ERIC Number: EJ882706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Problems and Prospects in Ecocritical Pedagogy
Garrard, Gregory
Environmental Education Research, v16 n2 p233-245 Apr 2010
Place-based ecocritical pedagogy (PBEP) has been a key part of ecocriticism since the 1980s. In the last 10 years, the critical, theoretical, scientific and philosophical assumptions with which it has been associated have been subject to sustained critique, and yet PBEP remains the dominant model in pedagogical thinking within the field. In particular, developments in ecocritical thought associated with queer theory, globalisation and postcoloniality, indicate some severe limitations of PBEP. Moreover, published material on PBEP practice and research seems largely ignorant of developments in environmental education generally. I argue for a closer relationship between ecocriticism and environmental education and for ecocritical pedagogy to assume a more sceptical and empirical approach. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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