Learning cycles: enriching ways of knowing place

Wooltorton, Sandra, White, Peta, Palmer, Marilyn and Collard, Len 2020, Learning cycles: enriching ways of knowing place, Australian journal of environmental education, pp. 1-18, doi: 10.1017/aee.2020.15.

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Title Learning cycles: enriching ways of knowing place
Author(s) Wooltorton, Sandra
White, PetaORCID iD for White, Peta orcid.org/0000-0002-0225-5934
Palmer, Marilyn
Collard, Len
Journal name Australian journal of environmental education
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 0814-0626
2049-775X
Keyword(s) culture
justice
environmental education
epistemology
methodology
place
ecological spirituality
Summary We share a story about a katitjin bidi, a learning journey in a bioregion with a multimillennial Aboriginal history. As part of this katitjin bidi, three environmental educators implemented a place-based pedagogy called 'becoming family with place', while a fourth participated in the preplanning and final reflective stages. Our story includes cycles of ways of knowing, resulting in an enriched practice of being-with our place. Our story is underpinned by Aboriginal epistemologies to reimagine regenerative futures linked with those of 'the long now'-the past, present and future here now. Ours is a particular story that lives in a particular southwest place. There are layers of meanings that live right across the landscapes in the southwest of Australia- A nd many of them are hiding in full view. You might like to try this pedagogy in school learning, teacher education, and community education contexts.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1017/aee.2020.15
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 13 Education
05 Environmental Sciences
16 Studies in Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30137183

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