Grounding Education in Environmental Humanities: Exploring Place-Based Pedagogies in the South

1st Edition

Lucas F. Johnston, Dave Aftandilian

Published November 5, 2018
Reference - 214 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138544406 - CAT# K375457
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

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This edited volume draws together educators and scholars to engage with the difficulties and benefits of teaching place-based education in a distinctive culture-laden area in North America: the United States South. Despite problematic past visions of cultural homogeneity, the South has always been a culturally diverse region with many historical layers of inhabitation and migration, each with their own set of religious and secular relationships to the land. Through site-specific narratives, this volume offers a blueprint for new approaches to place-based pedagogy, with an emphasis on the intersection between religion and the environment. By offering broadly applicable examples of pedagogical methods and practices, this book confronts the need to develop more sustainable local communities to address globally significant challenges.

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