Preparing outdoor educators to be transformational teachers and leaders

Thomas, Glyn J., Dyment, Janet and Prince, Heather (2021) Preparing outdoor educators to be transformational teachers and leaders. In: Thomas, Glyn J., Dyment, Janet and Prince, Heather, (eds.) Outdoor Environmental Education in Higher Education: International Perspectives. International Explorations in Outdoor and Environmental Education . Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-11. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Outdoor environmental education has the potential to provide meaningful responses to the ecological crises facing our planet and its peoples. However, this will require teachers and leaders with a comprehensive set of knowledges, experiences and skills that are required to provide outdoor experiential programs that can make a difference. In Australia, there has been a strong push to identify and expound a set of threshold concepts that articulates what university outdoor education graduates need to know and be able to do – in order to lead this important work. These threshold concepts have provided an organizing framework for this new book, Outdoor Environmental Education in Higher Education: International Perspectives. This chapter outlines and introduces the following sections of the book: Theoretical foundations and philosophies; Pedagogical approaches and issues; Outdoor environmental education as a social, cultural and environmental endeavour; Advocacy; Safety management; and Professional practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783030759803
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Departments: Departments > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 10:35
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 12:10
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6290

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