Review of Wild pedagogies: Touchstones for re-negotiating education and the environment in the Anthropocene by B. Jickling, S. Blenkinsop, N. Timmerman, M. De Dannan Sitka-Sage (Editors)
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Wild pedagogies: Touchstones for re-negotiating education and the environment in the Anthropocene concludes (p. 130) with this quote from David Orr (2007): “Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.” This book might well have opened with that quote because hope with direction is what is offered here from the outset, along with guiding principles and some inspirational stories.
The book is organized into three conceptual discussion themes: On Wilderness, On the Anthropocene, and On Education. In an impressively succinct, clear and friendly writing style, readers are brought to the usually very muddled (but not here!) appreciation that we must re-negotiate our relationships with wildernesses and wildness by rethinking human-centered language and themes of colonization. We must embrace the gravity of the Anthropocene geostory - a human impact prominent shift - that is now upon us. Welcome to our new reality. “Earth agency is visible, often dramatic, and it can no longer be ignored”...
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