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Wild pedagogies, touchstones for re-negotiating education and the environment in the Anthropocene, edited by Bob Jickling, Sean Blenkinsop, Nora Timmerman, Michael De Danann Sitka-Sage, editors

‘This book leads an attack on the domestication of learning, the creeping formality, the structures and control, the standardizing, the separation of each of us from ourselves and our physical reality. This is a portrait of the physicality of children and the need to embrace this in education; the need to see education as humans in the world; the need to experiment with ideas and words that give meaning to our intuitions. An important argument. An important book.’ —John Ralston Saul, essayist and novelist This book explores why the concept of wild pedagogy is an essential aspect of education in these times; a re-negotiated education that acknowledges the necessity of listening to voices in a more than human world, and (re)learning how to dwell in a place. As the geological epoch inexorably shifts to the Anthropocene, the authors argue that learning to live in and engage with the world is increasingly crucial in such times of uncertainty. The editors and contributors examine what wild pedagogy can truly become, and how it can be relevant across disciplinary boundaries: offering six touchstones as working tools to help educators forge an onward path. This collaborative work will be of interest to students and scholars of wild pedagogies, alternative education and the Anthropocene, and for all those engaged in re-wilding education. Bob Jickling is Professor Emeritus at Lakehead University, Canada. Sean Blenkinsop is Professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Nora Timmerman is Lecturer at Northern Arizona University, USA. Michael De Danann Sitka-Sage (formerly Michael W. Derby) is Researcher at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Table Of Contents
Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; The Crex Crex Collective; Notes on Contributors; List of Images; List of Boxed Vignettes; 1: Why Wild Pedagogies?; Moving Forward; Scotland: A Sailing Colloquium; Whom are We Writing for?; The Shape of the Book; References; 2: On Wilderness; Colonization, Indigeneity and the Wild; Wilderness and Civilization; Language and Ecology; Learning to Listen i na More-Than-Human World; Reverberating the Wild; References; 3: On the Anthropocene; References; 4: On Education; A Conundrum; Wildness of Learners; Re-membering; The Joy of Not-Knowing; References;5: Six Touchstones for Wild Pedagogies in Practice Making Landfall and Touching Stone; Touchstone #1: Nature as Co-Teacher; Touchstone #2: Complexity, the Unknown, and Spontaneity; Touchstone #3: Locating the Wild; Touchstone # 4: Time and Practice; Touchstone #5: Socio-Cultural Change; Touchstone #6: Building Alliances and the Human Community; References; 6: Afterwords; Out the Gallery Doors; Trouble with the "Hyrdel"; The Seeing of Rocks; And Again; Reflecting on Wild Pedagogies: The Yukon River, an Inspiration for Practice; Project Wolf: Re-wilding Head, Heart, and Hands
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XXXI, 140 p. 11 illus.)
Specific Material Designation
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