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A New Approach to Ecological Education

Engaging Students’ Imaginations in Their World

by Gillian Judson (Author)
Textbook XII, 186 Pages

Summary

Ecological education is becoming a major area of interest worldwide, and schools are increasingly being called upon to address global and local ecological concerns. Unfortunately, most teachers have limited or no training in the knowledge and skills required to support their students’ sense of connection to the natural world. Moreover, they have been trained to teach in ways that often marginalize the imagination in learning. This book illustrates how imagination and the development of ecological understanding are closely connected. It offers teachers a practical guide to teaching in ecological and imaginative ways – needed support to establishing more ecologically-oriented education in all classrooms. As imagination takes a central position in schools, all teaching and learning can improve as a result.

Details

Pages
XII, 186
ISBN (PDF)
9781453900161
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433110221
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433110214
Language
English
Publication date
2010 (September)
Tags
ecological education ecological understanding place sense of place imagination
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XII, 186 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Gillian Judson (Author)

Gillian Judson is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., Canada. She is the editor of the book Teaching 360°: Effective Learning Through the Imagination (2008).

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