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ERIC Number: EJ911456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
"Coming to a 'Place' near You?" The Politics and Possibilities of a Critical Pedagogy of Place-Based Education
McInerney, Peter; Smyth, John; Down, Barry
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n1 p3-16 Feb 2011
It may seem something of a paradox that in a globalised age where notions of interdependence, interconnectedness and common destinies abound, the "local", with its diversity of cultures, languages, histories and geographies, continues to exercise a powerful grip on the human imagination. The ties that bind us have global connections but are anchored in a strong sense of locality. This paper explores the theoretical foundations of place-based education (PBE) and considers the merits and limitations of current approaches with particular reference to Australian studies. The authors argue that there is a place for PBE in schools but contend that it must be informed by a far more critical reading of the notions of "place", "identity" and "community". The implications of pursuing a critical pedagogy of place-based education are discussed with reference to curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia