Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Phenomenology, Education, and the More-than-Human World

  • Patrick HowardEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_91-1



Education has always been interested in the larger living landscape – the biotic, more-than-human natural community. Schools, museums, parks, zoos, camps, youth organizations, and natural history groups facilitate and mediate relationship with place, both natural and built. In formal schooling, nature study, conservation education, outdoor and adventure education, environmental, global, place-based, and education for sustainability are fields across which lines are blurred in their shared goal to more deeply understand the relationship between humans and the environment on which people depend. At this point in human history, there are strident calls for education to be central to efforts to transform the human relationship with the natural world and in so doing mitigate and reverse dire projections of catastrophic climate change and subsequent mass extinction.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cape Breton UniversitySydneyCanada