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ERIC Number: EJ893522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Re-Searching and Re-Storying the Complex and Complicated Relationship of "Biophilia" and "Bibliophilia"
Bai, Heesoon; Elza, Daniela; Kovacs, Peter; Romanycia, Serenna
Environmental Education Research, v16 n3-4 p351-365 2010
This article is a collaborative bricolage of poetry, autobiographical fragments, essay pieces, and images assembled together as a portrait of the authors' ongoing existential, psychological and epistemological struggles as educators and learners, parents and children. The article captures a reflective exploration and collective sharing of their own life experiments, seeking to create ripples of provocation as well as resonation in the reader. Identifying "biophilia" (love of life/nature) as a key learning in environmental education, this work looks into the complex and complicated relationship between "biophilia" and "bibliophilia" (love of books). The article ends by identifying indwelling experience as key to biophilia, and suggests and advocates poetry-making and story-telling as methods for fostering indwelling. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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