"Environmental awareness" and rock climbing: changing pedagogies to enhance pro-environmental graduate attributes

Couper, Pauline and Porter, Su (2016) "Environmental awareness" and rock climbing: changing pedagogies to enhance pro-environmental graduate attributes. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40 (2). pp. 207-221. ISSN 0309-8265

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Abstract

Geography has long been seen as having a central role in education for sustainable development, and yet the degree to which a geographical education translates to personal capacities for action has been questioned. Having struggled for some years to engage Outdoor Adventure Education students with physical geography science-based knowledge of the environment, we trialled a pedagogical shift to emphasize a relational, self-in-environment consciousness developed through autoethnography. We recount this experience to suggest that a similar approach may have potential to connect geography students’ cognitive knowledge of societies and environments with personal identities and capacities for action.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: environmental identity, education for sustainable development, graduate attributes, outdoor learning, rock climbing, autoethnography
Divisions: ?? UniversityCollegePlymouthMarkJohn ??
Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 22:01
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 15:25
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15089

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