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ERIC Number: EJ994019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
The Practice of Sharing a Historical Muse
Henderson, Bob
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v24 n4 p21-23 Sum 2012
Sharing an imaginative energy for the storied landscape is one kind of pedagogical passion. The author had taken on the challenge of offering this particular passion to his fellow travellers. With students, the practice of peppering a trip with a historical muse involves focussed readings, in the moment stories, planned ceremonies and rituals and, of course, campfire storytelling sessions. Some of all of this was shared on the Mara-Burnside. As one's knowledge of travel literature develops, the possibility abounds to share this pedagogical passion. A challenge is not to over do it; tacit knowing is also being developed. The practice is to pepper the trail with stories, rituals/ceremonies, and readings that, for those that grab onto the imaginative spark of possibility, will render the past as a felt experience. It is not romanticism, but rather a widening of reality. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada