Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-Based Education: From Abstract to the Quotidian

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-Based Education: From Abstract to the Quotidian

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This book brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to creatively engage with place in the context of pedagogy. Beginning with an exploration of traditional place-based forms of education, such as outdoor education, travel courses, and courses on sustainability, the authors go on to expand our popular notions of place, including the classroom, the campus, our interior selves, and our digital ecosystems. This reconsideration of place-based education represents not only an engagement of prior literature on pedagogy and place, but also a re-imagining of the role that place might play in education. Authors stretch the notion of place, arguing for a holistic approach to disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, bringing into focus an array of contentious issues in philosophies and methods of teaching for multiple academic disciplines and their many intersections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319844459
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Deric Shannon is Assistant Professor of Sociology, History and Social Sciences Division at Emory University, USA.

Jeffery Galle is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Emory University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where We Are: Place, Pedagogy, and the Outer Limits

Section 1: Here

1. Teaching on the Farm: Farm as Place in the Sociology of Food and Sustainability

2. Reclaiming Interiority as Place and Practice

3. Turning Your Place Into Projects

4. The Story of Here: Documentary Film Education, Teaching Narratives, and Drawing from the Critical Perspective of Place

5. Pedagogy and Place in Science Education

6. The Potential for Place Based Learning Experiences on the College Campus

Section 2: There

7. Stepping off the Page: Teaching Literature with a Pedagogy of Place

8. Public Education Against Neoliberal Capitalism: Illustrations and Opportunities

9. Queering Place: Using the Classroom to Describe the World

10. Seeking Peace, Seeking Justice: Place-Based Pedagogies and Global Connections

11. Redefining Learning Places in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem

12. Teaching and Learning from Within: A Placed-Based Pedagogy for Heartfelt Hope

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From the Publisher

“Shannon and Galle have assembled a wide range of scholars to engage with place-based education. This collection is particularly interesting in how scholars engage with place as a creative concept. This book is sure to spark debate and engagement across educational studies.” (David T. Sobel, author of “Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities”)

“The diversity of perspectives assembled in this collection demonstrates the range of thought and action that stem from encounters with place, while also reinforcing the pivotal role place plays, and should play, in everyone's learning.” (David A. Greenwood, Canada Research Chair and Director, Center for Place and Sustainability Studies, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada)

“As a lifelong educator in higher education, I heartily recommend this book. Shannon and Galle have assembled here a wide range of voices that imaginatively re-inscribe place in the academic curriculum. And as a liberal arts teacher and scholar, I found the book's focus on the social sciences, humanities, and the physical and life sciences to lead naturally to finding the deep interconnections between the disciplines.” (Davita Silfen Glasberg, Professor of Sociology and Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA )

“This book is an intriguing collection of essays by accomplished scholar-teachers. Their thoughtful engagement with teaching and its intimate connection to the many different kinds of places that teaching occurs will provide a valuable source of reflection for educators, particularly those in higher education. This volume will no doubt set the stage for debates to come on the role of place within educational institutions.” (Kenneth L. Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Academic Affairs, Oxford College of Emory University, USA)

“Shannon and Galle’s volume fills a much-needed gap in the educational literature on place. They ask scholars to define carefully, and in some cases, re-define place in a playful engagement useful for teachers of all ages who want to consider how place might be integrated into our approaches to teaching and learning.” (Abraham P. DeLeon, Associate Professor of Social Foundations, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)

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