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ERIC Number: EJ1407010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
EISSN: EISSN-1940-1892
Learning Ecologies and Agentic Pedagogies: Children Meeting the World
Susan Germein; Tessa McGavock
Journal of Environmental Education, v55 n1 p64-77 2024
With a challenge to conceptualize an environmental/sustainability education that employs imaginaries and praxis for learning our way through and beyond our planetary crisis, we consider how posthuman creativity articulates into pedagogical practice. We share insights from our researcher/practitioner experience in two different educational settings, theorizing creative/learning ecologies with posthuman insights from Karen Barad and Dan Harris. Our two "learning ecologies" are located within: a preschool in Western Sydney; and a girls' school in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand. These learning ecologies intra-act to create agentic pedagogies, equipping children to care-take themselves and their worlds, affected as they are by the ecological distortions inherent in the Capitalocene. The pedagogies, characterized as "a pedagogy of hope" and as "a pedagogy of love and responsibility" respectively, enable students to meet and respond to the world in ways which reclaim human/nature agency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; India
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