This book examines sustainability learning with children, art and water in the new material, posthuman turn.
Author: Sarah Crinall
This book examines sustainability learning with children, art and water in the new material, posthuman turn. A query into how we might sustain (our) childhood natures, the spaces between bodies and places are examined ontologically in daily conversations. Regarding philosophy, art, water and her children, the author asks, how can I sustain waterways if I am not sustaining myself?Theoretically disruptive and playful, the book introduces a new philosophy that combines existing philosophies of the new material and posthuman kind. The ecological sciences, and the arts, are drawn together / apart to help recognize sustainability in its emergent, relational form. All the while this book, as art, engages and flows over the reader – as such, reading it becomes a transformative, meditative experience. Daily rhythms of ‘being-with’ art, water and children take the reader beyond orientations of environmental education that focus on notions of lack and reduction. New possibilities for sustaining childhood natures – for what is becoming, and unbecoming – emerge here in the making processes of an academic, everyday life in early motherhood.
Nature and the life course: Pathways from childhood nature experiences to adult environmentalism. Children, Youth and Environments, 16, 1–24. Welsh Council for Outdoor Learning. (2018). High quality outdoor learning for Wales.
Author: Hugues Séraphin
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Children in Sustainable and Responsible Tourism fills an absence of research in the sustainable and responsible tourism field involving children as stakeholders, arguing that children’s empowerment should be core to responsible tourism initiatives, and that their involvement should be a requirement in sustainable development.
Author: Christopher M. SchultePublish On: 2019-12-26
The ethics of research with children and young people: A practical handbook. New York: Sage. ... Researching the naturecultures of postcolonial childhoods. ... Sustaining childhood natures: The art of becoming with water.
Author: Christopher M. Schulte
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
As researchers and theorists, teachers and teacher educators, parents and grandparents and advocates for children, the authors featured in Ethics and Research with Young Children share a common inclination to counter the idea of an ethics that is conventional-i.e., an ethics that reinforces existing models and discourses, which position children as irrational and incompetent; that de-anonymize children's ways of working and being in the world; that reduces and distorts the social, cultural and political forces that shape children's everyday realities; and, that routinely subtracts from these realities the complex responsibilities that adults have (especially as researchers) to recognize ethics as situated, relational, intersectional, and provisional. Aligned with the interdisciplinary commitments of a Childhood Studies approach and informed by a range of theoretical and practical frameworks, the perspectives offered in this volume are grounded in relationships between and among adults and children, their shifting social, cultural, political and material realities, and a world of ideas and experiences that impel them to face and reorient their ethical commitments to each other.
Sustaining childhood natures: The art of becoming with water. Springer. Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A., Malone, K., & Barratt Hacking, E. (Eds.) (2020). Research handbook on childhoodnature: Assemblages of childhood and nature research.
Author: Peta J. White
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
We live in challenging and uncertain times, with profound implications for the purpose and nature of education. The crises of the Anthropocene, with the related climate-related challenges, biodiversity loss, a global pandemic, and changes to the world of work driven by science and technology innovation and the ascendency of data and knowledge, pressure us to rethink how we prepare people for such futures. This, in turn, has changed the landscape of educational research, perhaps particularly in the areas of mathematics, health and environmental education research that are so central to responding to these global pressures and potential solutions. We need to think critically about education research design and practice as part of a considered and robust discussion of education research theory and practice that will inform and help shape education systems into the future. This volume responds to these challenges, casting fresh light on contemporary methodologies fit for reconsidering education into the future. Chapters explore post-qualitative inquiry, with overviews and practices, arts-based and interdisciplinary methodologies, self-study and auto-ethnography for the Anthropocene, co-design with teachers, researching for system change, the ethics of ‘netnography’, and principles and practices of literature review.
Sustaining childhood natures: The art of becoming with water. Singapore: Springer Press. Crinall, S., & Somerville, M. (2019). Informal environmental learning: The sustaining nature of daily child/water/dirt relations.
Author: Linda Henderson
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book engages expansively with the concept of motherhood in academia, to offer insights into re-imagining a more responsive higher education. Written collaboratively as international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational collectives, the editors and contributors use various ways of understanding ‘motherhood’ to draw attention to – and disrupt – the masculine structures currently defining women’s lives and work in the academy. Shifting the focus from patriarchal understandings of academe, the narratives embrace and champion feminist and feminine scholarship. The book invites the reader to question what can be conceived when motherhood is imagined more expansively, through lenses traditionally silenced or made invisible. This pioneering volume will be of interest and value to feminist scholars, as well as those interested in disrupting patriarchal academic structures.
Author: Emma-Shivani Brown Ph.D.Publish On: 2019-10-27
When the brain is exposed to high levels of abuse, the hardwiring within the brain changes, especially during the critical periods of childhood. This is often first noticed in childhood through interactions with peers and in test scores ...
Author: Emma-Shivani Brown Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ultimately, people want to be happy. For most of us, we seek happiness outside of ourselves. We hope that our pursuit of a higher-paying job, a nicer house, a new mate, a faster speedboat, etc. will bring happiness. These external desires might satisfy our appetite in the short-term, but when the shiny newness inevitably wears off, we find ourselves feeling emotionally bankrupt, and often in overwhelming debt. We all want to know the secret to happiness, even though very few of us actually have the motivation and dedication to work for it. Recognizing and changing patterns of behavior that don’t serve us, adopting positivity practices, living mindfully and flourishing often require a substantial life overhaul, not just a makeover. Here’s the secret—there is no secret to happiness. Much research has been done and countless books, classes, conferences, and programs come out every year, each with a “new” take on this age-old enigma.
In small ways, children can be supported to believe in their own agency and in their abilities to participate in society and change the ways in which humans live in nature for a sustainable future. In summary, some specific links ...
Author: Julie M. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an essential text for students, teachers and practitioners in a range of early childhood education and care settings.
The term nature-deficit disorder was created to capture this disconnect between children and nature (Louv 2008). It is probable that already at least one but probably two generations of nature-deficient children have now become adults ...
Author: Richard R. Jurin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
No one can argue against wanting a better quality of life—and Principles of Sustainable Living: A New Vision for Health, Happiness, and Prosperity provides keen insight into how to achieve that so that individuals, communities, and the environment all come out winners. This transdisciplinary text presents principles of sustainability, develops environmental literacy, and expands awareness of sustainable practices that will steer readers toward a lifestyle that they, as well as the entire planet, will benefit from. Author Richard Jurin, an expert in sustainable living, has written numerous publications on sustainable development, business leadership for sustainability, and related issues. He takes students beyond sustainability’s traditional “triple bottom line” of people, profit, and planet to a quadruple paradigm that includes economic, sociocultural, psychological, and ecological aspects of sustainability. This text is supported by its own website, which includes an instructor guide, test package, study guide, and presentation package. The book’s 36 illustrations and tables are all included in the presentation package. The text offers • principles of sustainability that support a range of university courses in multiple disciplines; • a systems approach to sustainability that reflects worldwide views and values; • case studies, personal reflections, and applications that help students understand their status and the challenges of the future; and • guidelines for developing sustainable living through daily choices. The book explores the mind-sets that have created the modern, consumer-based world we live in, exposing environmental and societal global problems as it does; lays out new ways of thinking, championing sustainable thinking as a prerequisite for living a healthy, happy, vibrant life that benefits the planet; and details positive options for living a sustainable lifestyle. Readers will be able to understand sustainability from a broad perspective—how it can improve their lives, resolve environmental problems, and improve the condition of the planet for all life. Principles of Sustainable Living points out the problems and challenges we face individually and as caretakers of our planet and offers lifestyle approaches that can sustain quality of life long into the future.
... Sweden, Norway) strategies for sustainable development focus on climate change, the preservation of nature, sustainable production and consumption, and the Nordic welfare model which is based on the core values of equal opportunity, ...
Author: Julie Davis
Sustainability is a global issue that urgently needs addressing, and for which the most serious consequences are for children and future generations. This insightful research text tackles one of the most significant contemporary issues of our times – the nexus between society and environment – and how early childhood education can contribute to sustainable living. By offering international and multidisciplinary research perspectives on Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, each chapter explores and investigates the complex topic of sustainability and its relationship to early childhood education. A particular emphasis that runs through this text is young children as empowered citizens, capable of both contributing to and creating change for sustainability. The chapter authors work from, or are aligned with, a transformative education paradigm that suggests the socio-constructivist frameworks currently underpinning Early Childhood Education require reframing in light of the social transformations necessary to address humanity’s unsustainable, unjust and unhealthy living patterns. This research text is designed to be provocative and challenging; in so doing it seeks to encourage exploration of current understandings about Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, offers new dimensions for more deeply informed practice, and proposes avenues for further research in this field.
TABLE 1 | Examples of benefits of nature contact and access for children. ... They highlight the biocultural ecosystems of Amazonia and the for sustainable behaviors on behalf of the natural world (Chawla, 2020). Childhood connectedness ...