Learning Cities

Multimodal Explorations and Placed Pedagogies

  • Sue Nichols
  • Stephen Dobson

Part of the Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education book series (CSTE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sue Nichols
    Pages 1-6
  3. Multimodal Explorations of the City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Raúl Alberto Mora, Carla Pulgarín, Natalia Ramírez, María Camila Mejía-Vélez
      Pages 37-60
    3. Stefan Horn
      Pages 77-94
  4. Urban Pedagogies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


This book is an interdisciplinary text exploring the learning and educative potentials of cities and their spaces, including urban and suburban contexts, at all stages of life. Drawing on the insights of researchers from diverse fields, such as education, architecture, history, visual sociology, applied linguistics and sensory studies, this collection of papers develops and demonstrates the connection between experience, in all its dimensions, and informal learning in the city. The chapters discuss various sensory domains of experience, considering visual, embodied, and even sexual dimensions in relation to what and how learning operates, and the contributors reflect on their learning and inquiring experiences in the city, with special reference to topics such as narrativity, ‘race’ and ethnicity, equity, urban literacy, re-generation, participation, representation and oral histories.


City Interventions Critical pedagogy Geo-semiotics Learning Environments Materiality Place-based education Spatiality Urban ethnography Urban pedagogy environments as contexts for learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Nichols
    • 1
  • Stephen Dobson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaMagillAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaMagillAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8098-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8100-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2345-7708
  • Series Online ISSN 2345-7716
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