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Masters Field Project
Master of Education (MEd)
Myers, Gene (O. Gene)
In this project I am using my life experiences as an evolving environmental educator to create a theoretical and content base for an educational approach that combines holistic natural history education and complexity education. This approach is necessarily transdisciplinary. This educational approach is designed to be implemented using methods that are field based, inquiry based, narrative based, and learning communities based. The implementation of this educational approach is designed to take place in the ancient forests of the Cascadia/PNW region of North America.
Key Words: Complexity, Experiential education, Ancient forest, Resilience, Holistic, Emotion, Natural history, Perception, Time, Values
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Environmental education; Holistic education; Natural history--Study and teaching
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Sky, Nick, "Wisdom of the Ancient Forests: Stories in the Living Thread" (2016). WWU Graduate School Collection. 515.