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Hebrides, I and Affifi, R and Blenkinsop, S and Gelter, H and Gilbert, D and Irwin, R and Jensen, A and Jickling, B and Cockett, PK and Morse, M and Sitka-Sage, MD and Sterling, S and Timmerman, N and Welz, A and The Crex Crex Collective, On Education, Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, B Jickling, S Blenkinsop, N Timmerman, and MDD Sitka-Sage (ed), Switzerland, pp. 63-76. ISBN 9783319901756 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90176-3


This chapter presents educators with a conundrum: how to change educational systems so that they can in turn promote learning relevant to and commensurate with the multiple crises we face, without being co-opted by dominant cultural norms. Instead of seeking to integrate environmental and sustainability education into existing educational institutions, the challenge is rather the reverse. The task at hand is really to renegotiate, in conjunction with Earth and the more-than-human world, the idea and practice of education itself. Beneath what appear as crises, such as climate change and species extinctions, a more profound crisis lies in the way that many humans relate to the world - that is the dominant modernist way of being in the world. A renegotiated and renewed vision of education must include structures, curricula, and pedagogies that are fundamentally disruptive to these ways of being.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Morse, M (Dr Marcus Morse)
ID Code:155291
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2023-02-09
Last Modified:2023-02-09

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