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Pedagogy of connections : findings of a collaborative action research project in outdoor and environmental education

Preston, Lou and Griffiths, Amma 2004, Pedagogy of connections : findings of a collaborative action research project in outdoor and environmental education, Australian journal of outdoor education, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-16.

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Title Pedagogy of connections : findings of a collaborative action research project in outdoor and environmental education
Author(s) Preston, Lou
Griffiths, Amma
Journal name Australian journal of outdoor education
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 16
Publisher Australian Outdoor Education Council
Place of publication Nathan, QLD.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1324-1486
Summary Improving human-nature relationships is often a stated aim of outdoor education, yet this aim is not always made explicit in practice. This paper reflects on a pedagogical intervention which aims to find ways to explicitly develop students' connections with natural places through a tertiary outdoor and environmental education program. It describes the intervention process, which is guided by principles of collaborative action research. Furthermore, the intervention uses a multi-pronged teaching approach incorporating repeated visits to natural places utilizing different 'ways of knowing', weekly readings, journal writing, collaborative discussions, and others. We summarize the key findings of the research project and report that repeated visits to a natural place using different ways of knowing (e.g., historical, scientific, ecological, artistic, experiential, etc.) are influential in improving connections. We conclude with a discussion of the opportunities and dilemmas of using action research as a form of pedagogy.

Notes Presented at Connections & Disconnections : Examining the reality and rhetoric. Second International Outdoor Education Research Conference, July 6-9. La Trobe University, Bendigo.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Australian Outdoor Education Council
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30039350

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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