Navigating Through New Terrain: Pre-service Teachers Journeys in Teaching Sustainability

Lugg, A 2012, 'Navigating Through New Terrain: Pre-service Teachers Journeys in Teaching Sustainability' in Margaret Robertson (ed.) Schooling for Sustainable Development, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 101-123.

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Title Navigating Through New Terrain: Pre-service Teachers Journeys in Teaching Sustainability
Author(s) Lugg, A
Year 2012
Title of book Schooling for Sustainable Development
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Editor(s) Margaret Robertson
Start page 101
End page 123
Subjects Environmental Education and Extension
Summary This chapter explores the roles of situated and experiential learning in the development of an innovative sustainability education program established in partnership between a local secondary college and a regional university campus in Bendigo, south-east Australia. The chapter draws on "communities of practice" and ecological theories of learning to examine the experiences of a group of pre-service teachers working in teams to develop and implement an interdisciplinary sustainability unit integrating outdoor education, science and humanities. In a context where the curriculum and pedagogical approaches were new for all concerned, the chapter examines the challenges facing teachers, pre-service-teachers and teacher educators as they "feel" their way forward together. Tentative findings from a case study are described and discussion considers possibilities and pitfalls for educators involved in communities of practice for sustainability education.
Copyright notice © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
Keyword(s) Legitimate Peripheral Participation
Sustainability Education
Outdoor Education Teacher preparation
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-94-007-2882-0
ISBN 9789400728813
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