Issues in May 2013
Volume 20, Special Issue
01 May 2013 Articles
Foreword to Special Issue
Editorial: Space, Place and Pedagogy: Local Contexts in a Globalised World.
School as Narrated Places: Children´s Narratives of School Enjoyment
This article considers school as a place as narrated by students. The goal is to understand students’ experiences of school as place through the concept of a ‘sense of place.’ The empirical data was collected in a small village school in northern Finland during one week of ethnographic observation, which...
The sense of place – voices from a schoolyard
In what way does the place, in the form of a schoolyard, influence students and teachers in school? Is it possible to understand and describe the relationship between the activities and the place? In this paper we explore some aspects of the schoolyard as a place from a phenomenological life-world...
Space as a pedagogical tool for children with additional educational needs participation and empowerment
The paper explores the dialectical relationship between children and space and the empowering role of space in the development of disabled children. The research presented in this paper was conducted at a special primary school in Athens through participatory design workshops with teachers and children with special educational needs such...
Case-based studies: a critical pedagogy of place in international education in Iceland
This paper examines the pedagogy of a first-year university course, Educational settings, in the International Studies in Education Programme at the University of Iceland. The formal purpose of the course was to introduce students resident in Iceland to development and diversity in educational settings. The course was designed around case...
Place and space for women in a rural area in Iceland
The aim of this article is to explore what happens when women in Iceland try to reinhabit their 'place' in the community by undertaking university studies through distance learning. The research builds on interviews with eight women from the remote Westfjords area in Iceland. They had all taken a higher...
Art and place-based education
Icelandic teachers face complex challenges with an increasing emphasis on sustainability being demanded by the curriculum. This new demand calls for more critical approaches as teachers meet diverse student needs. Place-based education can offer a way of responding to the challenges. Teachers need to construct learning experiences that equip students...
North, South, East and West. Let’s multiply views, and converge on values
An educational project for cultural change: towards a place-based, imaginative, ecological ‘school’
The Places Teachers Build: Eight Research Findings that Build Better Schools
Where to begin – pedagogy in studio practice
A Wanderer in the Landscape – Reflections on the Relationship between Art and the Northern Environment
Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach, Early Years Education in Practice
Outdoor Learning in the Early Years
Placed-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity
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