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Wild Pedagogies


Morse, M and Jickling, B and Blenkinsop, S and Morse, P, Wild Pedagogies, Outdoor Environmental Education in Higher Education: International Perspectives, Springer Cham, G Thomas, J Dyment and H Prince (ed), Switzerland, pp. 111-121. ISBN 9783030759797 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-75980-3


The purpose of this chapter is to introduce emerging outdoor environmental educators to wild pedagogies. We begin by framing the challenges and conceptual ideas from which wild pedagogies arises, including ideas about the wild, wildness, and wilderness; questions about education and the nature of control; and concerns for emerging environmental realities. In using the term wild we seek to challenge dominant cultural ideas particularly in reference to control - of each other, of the more-than-human world and of education. Wild pedagogies rests on a premise that an important part of education can include intentional activities that provide a fertile field for purposeful experience without seeking to control the outcomes or those involved: hence wild pedagogies. The chapter also situates key underpinning ideas of wild pedagogies through the more practical touchstones - intended as provocations and reminders of what we are attempting.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:wildness, environmental education, outdoor education, wild pedagogies, touchstones
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:155309
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2023-02-10
Last Modified:2023-03-10

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