Becoming a socio-ecological educator

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Abstract

Acknowledging the multi-layered nature of a socio-ecological frame, this chapter highlights explicitly how to develop socio-ecological understandings and practices in educational contexts. We begin by providing a series of vignettes based on practice. These vignettes serve to disturb assumptions that researchers and practitioners bring to physical, health, environmental or outdoor education and, in doing so, open a reflective door for research on practice. The foundational concepts introduced in Chap. 2: (a) lived experience, (b) place, (c) experiential pedagogies and (d) agency and participation, are discussed in relation to these vignettes to continue to develop them more fully, particularly how they might work in concert rather than as separate entities. We have argued that a socio-ecological approach provides a mechanism through which educators and researchers can acknowledge the relationships between the personal, social and environmental layers of social ecologies and these are explored further in the following vignettes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education
EditorsBrian Wattchow, Ruth Jeanes, Laura Alfrey, Trent Brown, Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Justen O’Connor
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages47-68
Number of pages22
Volume9789400771673
ISBN (Electronic)9789400771673
ISBN (Print)9400771665, 9789400771666
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Contestation
  • Reconceptualising education
  • Socio-ecological education
  • Teaching praxis

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O’connor, J., Jeanes, R., Alfrey, L., & Wattchow, B. (2014). Becoming a socio-ecological educator. In B. Wattchow, R. Jeanes, L. Alfrey, T. Brown, A. Cutter-Mackenzie, & J. O’Connor (Eds.), The Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education (Vol. 9789400771673, pp. 47-68). The Netherlands: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7167-3_3
O’connor, Justen ; Jeanes, Ruth ; Alfrey, Laura ; Wattchow, Brian. / Becoming a socio-ecological educator. The Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education. editor / Brian Wattchow ; Ruth Jeanes ; Laura Alfrey ; Trent Brown ; Amy Cutter-Mackenzie ; Justen O’Connor. Vol. 9789400771673 The Netherlands : Springer, 2014. pp. 47-68
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O’connor, J, Jeanes, R, Alfrey, L & Wattchow, B 2014, Becoming a socio-ecological educator. in B Wattchow, R Jeanes, L Alfrey, T Brown, A Cutter-Mackenzie & J O’Connor (eds), The Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education. vol. 9789400771673, Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 47-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7167-3_3

Becoming a socio-ecological educator. / O’connor, Justen; Jeanes, Ruth; Alfrey, Laura; Wattchow, Brian.

The Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education. ed. / Brian Wattchow; Ruth Jeanes; Laura Alfrey; Trent Brown; Amy Cutter-Mackenzie; Justen O’Connor. Vol. 9789400771673 The Netherlands : Springer, 2014. p. 47-68.

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O’connor J, Jeanes R, Alfrey L, Wattchow B. Becoming a socio-ecological educator. In Wattchow B, Jeanes R, Alfrey L, Brown T, Cutter-Mackenzie A, O’Connor J, editors, The Socioecological Educator: A 21st Century Renewal of Physical, Health, Environment and Outdoor Education. Vol. 9789400771673. The Netherlands: Springer. 2014. p. 47-68 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7167-3_3