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ERIC Number: EJ894952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Children's Sense of Place in Desert Towns: A Phenomenographic Enquiry
Avriel-Avni, Noa; Spektor-Levy, Ornit; Zion, Michal; Levi, Nachaliel Rosalind
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v19 n3 p241-259 Aug 2010
Set against the background of the call for sustainable development, a fostering of sense of place emerged as one of education for sustainability's chief goals. Heidegger's concept of "dwelling thinking" guided us, in this research, to look beyond the emotional and cognitive attachment to a place toward a state of mind which is not limited to a specific place but can also be taken with the dweller wherever he or she goes. A qualitative tool based on analysis of children's drawings was developed for characterizing dwelling thinking in desert towns' children aged 9-10. The results clarified different forms of sense of place and pointed to practical methodologies for the enhancement of dwelling thinking in our quest for sustainability. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel