Sensing the outdoors through research: multisensory, multimedia, multimodal and multiliteracy possibilities

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(Multi)sensorial experiences of being(in) the outdoors motivate/inspire humans to desire such spaces, to extract experiences, and to (re)produce environments that will sustain such experiences. Yet outdoor studies research pays little attention to sensorial experiences, especially in more than one ‘dimension’/mode, but contemporary epistemologies offer new possibilities. I discuss creative multimodal and mobile technologies with sensory-based methods. They afford new possibilities to attend to complexity, the embodied, corporeal and sensual experiences associated with the outdoors, and new/alternative understandings of outdoor experiences and pedagogies. Illustrated through outdoor research encounters I explore the application, affordances and limitations of such ‘multi’ methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Outdoor Studies
EditorsBarbara Humberstone, Heather Prince
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429199004
ISBN (Print)9780367188702, 9780367188832
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Outdoor Studies

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