Home and beyond, but inside not outside: Australian and Singaporean children's depictions of their environment

Sorin, Reesa (2017) Home and beyond, but inside not outside: Australian and Singaporean children's depictions of their environment. International Journal of Arts Education, 12 (1). pp. 15-25.

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Abstract

With a growing disconnect between children and nature, researchers and educators are looking for ways to (re)establish bonds with the environment, and through those bonds to help children to learn about and act sustainably. This article discusses findings of a postcards project between children in Australia and Singapore, where children created drawings and stories of their environments to share with their peers overseas. Through this largely arts-based, multimedia approach, children's understanding of "environment" increased and their depictions moved beyond their homes to locations further afield. However, for one group, the preference for the indoor environment increased, indicating, as Louv suggests, the need for children to reconnect with nature.

Item ID: 48153
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2327-0306
Keywords: arts-based, multimedia teaching and learning, environmental education
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Author Reesa Sorin has arranged with Common Ground for the accepted versions of 15 of her articles to be available under open access for a once off fee. Email saved to Supp Docs folder.

Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 02:08
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 75%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 25%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 60%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 40%
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