This chapter revisits a retrospective analysis and prospective critique of work published in the journal, Environmental Education Research (Reid & Scott, 2009). It starts by exploring the role of metaphors as tools for reasoning about the development of a research field, with a particular focus on the notions of blind spots, blank spots, and bald spots in research. The chapter illustrates how the needs identified in our earlier analysis compare with those articulated in this handbook. We also use Bourdieu's notions of doxa and illusio to engage wider questions about purposes and ways of mapping and framing this research field, with a view to identifying trends, directions, futures, and challenges.
|Title of host publication||International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education|
|Editors||Robert B Stevenson, Michael Brody, Justin Dillon, Arjen E J Wals|
|Place of Publication||New York NY USA|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415892391, 9780415892384|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|