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ERIC Number: EJ892543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
"Why Are We Here?" Taking "Place" into Account in UK Outdoor Environmental Education
Harrison, Sam
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v10 n1 p3-18 Jun 2010
"Place" is an under-researched and poorly documented element of UK outdoor environmental education. In the international literature, North American and Australian researchers and practitioners show considerable attention to "place". Yet UK outdoor environmental educators and researchers seem to have neglected this area despite calls for increased attention to this element of education in the outdoors. This paper starts from an example of environmental education practice and develops various questions around the role of "place". Investigating the epistemology and ontology of place-based education, the paper draws on the considerable and diverse non-educational literature on "place". Action research is put forward as a suitable fit in the search for an appropriate research methodology for place-based education, and a further set of pressing questions are raised. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom