Graduate School of Education: Educational Leadership & Policy
Sustainability education, Higher education -- Environmental aspects, Environmental protection -- Study and teaching, Place-based education
As increasing institutional paralysis and polarization demonstrate, citizens are not engaged or motivated by ecological challenges because they struggle to identify with our catastrophic relationship to nature in this urban, anthropocentric, and climactically-fraught modern era. Rather than focus solely on natural areas as a pathway to ecological consciousness and action, educators can inspire citizens through a “Pedestrian Pedagogy of Place” that brings wonder and enchantment into our urban public realm. Using the principles of sustainability education and place-based education as a framework, this pedagogy recognizes the sidewalk and pedestrian experience as a shared classroom through sensory, awareness-based learning modalities.
Pozzi, Kevin M., "Pedestrian Pedagogy of Place: Nurturing an Ecological Consciousness through Slow Explorations of the Public Realm" (2018). Leadership for Sustainability Education Comprehensive Papers. 11.
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