Sustainability Education Research Seminar Series
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 3 Endsleigh Place

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This seminar series is aimed at staff who are interested in sustainability education research across the University.

Wild Pedagogies – reflections on an international colloquium

This seminar will be presented by Professor Stephen Sterling who has worked with Professor Bob Jickling of Lakehead University, Ontario for the past two years. 

Most recently, he took part in a colloquium inquiry and writing retreat based on the idea of ‘wild pedagogies’. The object was to develop a book project through bringing together an international group of adventurers, teachers, and scholars through first-hand immersion in the nature, landscape, and cultural history of the Scottish Western Isles.

They began with some questions: 

  • What is there about wild experiences that people value; what are the core elements? 
  • And, at this core, are there elements important for everyone in education? 
  • If core elements can be framed as ‘wild pedagogies’, how can they be welcoming and relevant for people across disciplines? 
  • What can ‘wild pedagogy’ or ‘wild education look like’? How far does this challenge (too much) control in current educational practices?

Stephen will draw on the first conclusions of the colloquium and also his latest book, edited with Bob Jickling, (2017), Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education: Remaking Education for the Future, Pivot/Palgrave. www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319513218

To book a free place please contact csf@plymouth.ac.uk.


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