Children, Place and Sustainability by Margaret Somerville, Monica Green
Through focusing on children's sustainability learning this book examines how school education can address the current environmental problems. It explores children's responses in literacy and language, arts-based approaches, and indigenous studies as well as scientific pedagogies to provide a unique insight into how children learn.
Margaret Somerville is Director Centre for Educational Research at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include creative and alternative approaches to research and writing in relation to planetary sustainability. Previous publications include Water in a Dry Land: Place-Learning Through Art and Story.
Monica Green is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Federation University Australia. Her teaching and research interests are focused on place-based sustainability education. She has researched sustainability curriculum frameworks and pedagogies in primary school settings, emphasising the pedagogical capacity of school grounds, food gardens and local places.
Table of Contents
1. Children's Place in Sustainability Education
2. Sustainability Education in Practice
3. A Coastal Classroom Without Walls
4. Children's Place Learning Maps
5. Place-Making by Design
6. Emergent Literacies in 'the Land of Do Anything You Want'
7. In the Kitchen Garden
8. Separation and Connection: Children Negotiating Difference