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Wild Pedagogies: Six Touchstones for Childhoodnature Theory and Practice

  • Sean BlenkinsopEmail author
  • Bob Jickling
  • Marcus Morse
  • Aage Jensen
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Abstract

This chapter explores a set of educational ideas situated under the umbrella term wild pedagogies. The goal is to introduce educators interested in pedagogies related to childhoodnature to some key touchstones. The chapter starts by introducing three interlocking and overlapping conversation that are important to understanding where wild pedagogies come from and how it can be understood. The last half of the chapter is dedicated to introducing the reader to the touchstones themselves. The hope here is that the touchstones can act as supportive, challenging, and reflection-inducing mechanisms for all educators no matter where they might be in the process of changing, even wilding, their practices.

Keywords

Childhood Wilderness Environment Education Wild pedagogies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean Blenkinsop
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bob Jickling
    • 2
  • Marcus Morse
    • 3
  • Aage Jensen
    • 4
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada
  3. 3.Outdoor and Environmental EducationLa Trobe UniversityBendigoAustralia
  4. 4.Nord-Trøndelag UniversityBodøNorway

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sean Blenkinsop
    • 1
  • Peter Kahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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