Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators: Considering Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators: Considering Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry

By Doug Anderson, Julie Comay, Lorraine Chiarotto.

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Canadian rights
Publication date: Nov 2017
Binding: Paper
ISBN 9780772726438
Our price: $50.00
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This resource offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students’ questions and theories – their natural curiosity – as they explore their environment. The framework encourages educators to find their own ways to build upon children’s sense of wonder and to create a culture of community learning that is purposeful, responsive, and deeply engaging.

The second edition of Natural Curiosity supports a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education. The driving motivation for a second edition was the burning need, in the wake of strong and unequivocal recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to situate Indigenous perspectives into the heart of Canadian educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues.

The Indigenous lens in this edition offers an encounter with Indigenous perspectives that challenge us to think in very different ways about our place in the world. It provides a starting point in a conversation that opens educators' eyes to Indigenous perspectives as their students build lasting connections with the natural world.

New in the Second Edition:

• Revision of the four branches of environmental inquiry

• An Indigenous lens on environmental inquiry

• 15 new educator stories

Doug Anderson (Métis) has worked on diverse Indigenous education initiatives for over 25 years. He is committed to supporting land based learning for urban people of all ages and backgrounds.

Lorraine Chiarotto is an Ontario Certified Teacher, lover of the natural world, and author of the first edition of Natural Curiosity (2011). Her favourite pastime is spending entire days outdoors with her two little boys?enjoying nature.

Julie Comay has been a teacher and researcher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School and in Toronto public schools for over 20 years. She is honoured to participate in writing this new edition of Natural Curiosity.