Children, Place and Sustainability

Children, Place and Sustainability

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This book sets out to give close and careful attention to the intimate and often surprising nature of children's sustainability learning in the context of their local places. The authors draw on new materialist and posthuman theory to consider the challenges posed to conventional environmental education by the advent of the new geological era of the Anthropocene and global climate change. Individual chapters explore the role of place and the material world in the development of literacy and language, the contribution of student-led design, arts-based approaches and indigenous knowledges as well as scientific pedagogies to provide unique insights into how children learn in their everyday places. The book is distinctive in its grounding in a range of empirical research studies with children and their teachers about their sustainability learning in a number of different locations in Australia.One class had produced drawings and writing on lined paper. The other had used blank A3 sheets of paper for a combination of drawing and writing. The combination of image and text created by the children in this class was far richer dataanbsp;...

Title:Children, Place and Sustainability
Author:Margaret Somerville, Monica Green
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-08-05


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