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Wild Pedagogies: Six Initial Touchstones for Early Childhood Environmental Educators

  • Bob Jickling (a1), Sean Blenkinsop (a2), Marcus Morse (a3) and Aage Jensen (a4)

This article is a small piece of a much larger and still evolving project. Herein we focus on six touchstones for wild pedagogies. The article begins with a short orientation to the larger ideas behind the project and then focuses on exploring six current touchstones with a view towards early childhood environmental educators. The six explored here are: (1) agency and the role of nature as co-teacher; (2) wildness and challenging ideas of control; (3) complexity, the unknown, and spontaneity; (4) locating the wild; (5) time and practice; and (6) cultural change.

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Address for correspondence: Bob Jickling, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, CanadaP7B 5E1. Email:
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Australian Journal of Environmental Education
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