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Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v19 p18-30 2014

This paper explores the ways that place-based pedagogies can facilitate dialogue on colonization, or some of the "dark matters" of environmental education, specifically by engaging non-Indigenous adults in decolonizing dialogues. I share findings from an action research project with Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Working with seven adults, I facilitated a series of three workshops, in which I invited participants to learn forgotten or unheard Aboriginal, immigrant, and settler histories in their neighbourhood. Participants primarily chose to research the histories of Euro-Canadian settlers; however, they were willing to talk about colonization, decolonization, and reconciliation. I suggest integrating practices from arts-based education, indigenizing and decolonizing pedagogies, and anti-racism education to further engage learners in decolonizing their place-based learning.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Action Research, Land Settlement, Indigenous Populations, History

Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail: cjee[at]lakeheadu.ca; Web site: http://cjee.lakeheadu.ca





Author: Henry, Elizabeth Ruth

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2573&id=EJ1061837



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