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Children, Place and Sustainability

Author: Margaret Somerville; Monica Green
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book sets out to give attention to the intimate and often surprising nature of children's sustainability learning in the context of their local places. The authors draw on new materialist and posthuman theory to consider the challenges posed to conventional environmental education by the advent of the new geological era of the Anthropocene and global climate change. Individual chapters explore the role of place  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Somerville; Monica Green
ISBN: 9781137408495 1137408499
OCLC Number: 909320319
Description: xxv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of figures --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
About the authors --
Preface --
Children's place in sustainability education --
Sustainability education in practice --
A coastal classroom without walls / Monica Green --
Children's place learning maps: thinking through country / Margaret Somerville --
Place-making by design / Monica Green --
Emergent literacies in "the land of do anything you want" / Margaret Somerville --
In the kitchen garden / Monica Green --
Separation and connection: children negotiating difference / Margaret Somerville --
Children, place and sustainability / Margaret Somerville.
Responsibility: Margaret Somerville, Monica Green.

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Through focusing on children's sustainability learning this book examines how school education can address the current environmental problems. It explores children's responses in literacy and  Read more...

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