ERIC Number: ED591518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-10
Diverse Pedagogies of Place: Educating Students in and for Local and Global Environments. Routledge Research in Education
Renshaw, Peter, Ed.; Tooth, Ron, Ed.
Routledge Research in Education
"Diverse Pedagogies of Place" presents eight original place-responsive pedagogies that address a question of paramount importance in today's world: how do we educate the next generation of students to confront the challenges of global climate change and the on-going degradation of natural environments? Each place-responsive pedagogy is a result of innovative environmental educators' long-term engagement with particular places, and demonstrates that personal connectedness is crucial to effective environmental education. Professional learning and teacher collaboration is an important theme throughout the book, and the editors discuss how teachers could adapt the learning activities and teaching strategies found in the book in order to create their own place-responsive pedagogies. Each case study provides a rich account of how students can learn to be attentive and draws upon a common analytical framework derived from recent theorisation of place that highlights the centrality of stories-in-place, embodiment, and contestation. The authors present detailed and persuasive evidence that place-responsive pedagogies enable students to construct their own identities, as well as develop commitments and a deeper knowledge of the environments that surround them. A work of international relevance, "Diverse Pedagogies of Place" will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of environmental education and sustainability, place-based education, outdoor learning, professional learning and teacher development, as well as policymakers and environmental educators. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Diverse Place-responsive Pedagogies: Historical, Professional and Theoretical Threads (Peter Renshaw and Ron Tooth); (2) Pedagogy as Advocacy in and for Place (Ron Tooth and Peter Renshaw); (3) Pedagogy as Story in Landscape (Ron Tooth); (4) Pedagogy as Slow Time in the Extra Ordinary Bush (Noeleen Rowntree and Agatha Gambino); (5) Pedagogy as Walking Country at Barambah (Sue Gibson and Mark Cridland); (6) Pedagogy in the Clouds -- between Heaven and Earth -- at Paluma (Linda Venn and Louka Lazaredes); (7) Pedagogy as Shifting Sands at Nudgee Beach (Mary-Ann Pattison); (8) Pedagogy of the Edge at Moreton Bay (Belinda Daly); (9) Place-responsive Design for School Settings (Ron Tooth and Peter Renshaw); and (10) Environmental Educators Learning and Theorizing Place-responsive Pedagogy (Robert Stevenson and Gregory Smith).
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teaching Methods, Climate, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Self Concept, Learning Processes, Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Faculty Development, Advocacy, Instructional Design
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