Unit

School Of Education

EcopedagogiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102157.1

Discipline: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Tonia Gray


Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. This unit posits the importance of ecopedagogies in this historical era. The precariousness of human/nature interrelationships compels us to explore new ways of learning and knowing. Global perspectives and place-based theory have generated new paradigms for what it is to be human. Ecological ‘knowing’ and ‘being’ are central to this. They inform ecopedagogies while providing new ways of experiencing the natural world. Further insight is gained through engaging with First Peoples’ knowledge systems through the conceptualisation of ‘country’ and relational frameworks. Outdoor experiential learning has significant developmental, health, well-being and educational advantages for children, youth and adults. This interdisciplinary unit examines the broader field of applied ecological understanding and re-imagines it as sustainable practice.



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