A walk in the park: considering practice for outdoor environmental education through an immanent take on the material turn

Mcphie, Jamie and Clarke, David A.G. (2015) A walk in the park: considering practice for outdoor environmental education through an immanent take on the material turn. Journal of Environmental Education, 46 (4). pp. 230-250.

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Abstract

This article considers practice for environmental education from the perspective of the material turn by taking the reader along on an outdoor learning session in a park. We present a fictional walk where we encounter plants, trees, wasp-orchids, stones, walking sticks, plastic bags, people, weather, and kites, each of which has a story to tell that demonstrates ontological immanence and the material process of being alive. These stories help suggest some practical ways in which environmental education can be reoriented from an essentialist paradigm to one of becoming, tackling prevailing conceptions of the human mind as disembodied from the world.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1940-1892
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Jamie Mcphie
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 17:49
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1820

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