Enabling place pedagogies in rural and urban Australia.

  • Somerville, Margaret (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Davies, Brownwyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gannon, Susanne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Power, Kerith (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Four teacher educators/place researchers will use a multi-method approach to explore how childre and adults learn about place-in-community. We will record place stories in four local communities with teachers from early childhood, primary and high school, and adult education, with a focus on invisible and alternative place stories. These stories will be analysed using Gruenewalds (2003b) concepts of decolonisation and reinhabitation in order to articulate the elements of an enabling place pedagogy. We will identify how much a place pedagogy can be inorporated into formal curricula from early childhood through to adult education and in the preparation of teachers.
    Effective start/end date31/01/0631/12/08


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$137,409.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$17,000.00
    • Western Sydney University
    • Griffith University: A$20,000.00