Synopses & Reviews
Place-based pedagogies have been analysed and researched for many years, but remain crucial as we confront the local challenges of global climate change and degradation. This book offers eight rich accounts of place-based pedagogies, developed over time by innovative environmental educators working in unique natural settings throughout Australia. Each chapter highlights the long-term engagement of the educator with their collaborative research design, and considers the policy contexts which underpinned their work and professional learning. Vivid learning activities and teaching strategies provide concrete examples of pedagogies that can be deployed in a variety of contexts, to inspire readers to rethink their relationship to their distinctive environments and to suggest how we can effectively educate the next generation for a sustainable future.
Places researched include: suburban forest remnants, forest reserves, indigenous country, and contested natural sites squeezed between cities and the sea.