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Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students


Beasy, K and Page, L and Emery, S and Ayre, I, Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 32, (1) pp. 11-16. ISSN 0814-0626 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/aee.2016.3


The AAEE 2014 research symposium in Hobart provided a privileged space for researchers and practitioners within environmental education and sustainability education (EE/SE) to come together and create dialogues about education for sustainability research. This essay is a critical reflection from postgraduate researchers about the symposium and the EE/SE research landscape more broadly. The authors interrogate contemporary research frameworks and practices, and deliberate on how current perceptions enable and inhibit performance within EE/SE research. The authors ask provocative questions and encourage readers to imagine for themselves what a new research landscape, freed of calcified frameworks and entrenched systems, might look like. The essay then draws on an ecological systems perspective as a means of reimagining EE/SE research within a more emergent landscape that values inclusivity, democracy, collaborative inquiry and curiosity.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:discourse, environmental education, knowledge, sustainability, systems, ecology
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Beasy, K (Dr Kim Beasy)
UTAS Author:Page, L (Ms Leah Page)
UTAS Author:Emery, S (Dr Sherridan Emery)
UTAS Author:Ayre, I (Mr Ian Ayre)
ID Code:106889
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-02-25
Last Modified:2017-08-28
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