relation, philosophy of knowledge, constructivism, contextual learning, fluidity of understanding, story-telling, weaving knowledge, environmental education
Traditional westernized systems of education reflect complex historical, social, and political forces that prioritize uniformity at expense of people’s multi-dimensionality. This paper details a returning to relation via education’s potential to entwine multiple perspectives in mutual understanding of lived experience. Education in this way becomes an interwoven tapestry and a means to speak across difference in mending, rather than in mutual deterioration. Enjoining personal storytelling with indigenous epistemology, the author pursues hope in reconfiguring the display of our educational tapestry.
Wadkins, Z. (2020). What To Make of a Diminished Thing: Re-envisioning spirit and relation in environmental education. Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays, 5(1). Retrieved from https://cedar.wwu.edu/s2ss/vol5/iss1/3
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