Becoming relational in outdoor education: Not just women's work

Lugg, A 2018, 'Becoming relational in outdoor education: Not just women's work' in Tonia Gray and Denise Mitten (ed.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning, Springer, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 319-333.


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Title Becoming relational in outdoor education: Not just women's work
Author(s) Lugg, A
Year 2018
Title of book The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) Tonia Gray and Denise Mitten
Start page 319
End page 333
Subjects Gender, Sexuality and Education
Summary This chapter explores how relational work in communities of practice (CoP) can enhance learning and teaching in outdoor education. It challenges a view that interpersonal skills supporting collaborative endeavour are womens work. I draw on the notions of relational agency, relational expertize, and communities of practice to expand understanding of affective and collaborative pedagogy in outdoor education. These lenses are used to revisit a study investigating sense of competence conducted at a university in Australia. I suggest that outdoor educators can generate more productive engagement and expand their repertoires of practice by valuing differing participant values or standpoints in education and community contexts. I contend that outdoor educators and outdoor education practice can benefit from re-envisaging relational work as everybodys concern, not just womens work.
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2018
Keyword(s) relational agency
relational expertise
communities of practice
gender
outdoor education
ISBN 9783319535500
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