Table of contents

  1. Louise Gwenneth Phillips
  2. Oliver Picton, Sarah Urquhart
  3. Sean Blenkinsop, Bob Jickling, Marcus Morse, Aage Jensen

About this book


This handbook provides a compilation of research in ChildhoodNature and brings together existing research themes and seminal authors in the field alongside new cutting edge research authored by world class researchers drawing on cross cultural and international research data. 

The underlying objectives of the handbook are two-fold:
• Opening up spaces for ChildhoodNature researchers;
• Consolidating ChildhoodNature research into one collection that informs Education.

The use of the new concept ‘ChildhoodNature’ reflects the editors’ and authors’ underpinning belief, and the latest innovative concepts in the field, that as children are nature this should be redefined in this integrating concept. The handbook will, therefore, critique and reject an anthropocentric view of nature. As such it will disrupt existing ways of considering children and nature and reject the view that humans are superior to nature.  

The work will include a ChildhoodNature Companion authored by children and young people which will effectively enable children and young people to not only undertake their own research, but also author and represent it alongside the International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature.


ChildhoodNature Theoretical Perspectives ChildhoodNature Research Methodologies Cultural, Political and Ethical Perspectives of ChildhoodNature ChildhoodNature the Anthropocene & Crisis of Sustainability ChildhoodNature Significant Life Experience ChildhoodNature Ecological Systems ChildhoodNature Animal Relations ChildhoodNature Pedagogies & Place Ecological Aesthetics & the Learning Environment child-framed research

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
    • 1
  • Karen Malone
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Barratt Hacking
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationSouthern Cross University School of EducationCoolangattaAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Educational ResearchWestern Sydney University Centre for Educational ResearchPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.Department of EducationUniversity of Bath Department of EducationBathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51949-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X