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Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v24 n3 p4-5 Spr 2012

In this article, the author shares her experience attending a panel discussion during a Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) conference. It was her research of an integrated curriculum program (ICP) that initially brought the author to COEO and her ongoing research of that program and other programs that, at least in part, brought her back. She became part of a panel, including Grant Linney, Stan Kozak and Kristen Brooks, and facilitated by Ryan Howard, that came together to "harness their collective" interests in environmental studies programs (ESPs) (one form of ICP). Based on the session attendance and participant responses, there appeared to be a high level of enthusiasm and interest in these programs. Their interactive panel discussion focused on the intersection of integrated environmental education theory, praxis and research in relation to ESPs in Ontario with a view towards new pathways and opportunities in the future. The panel members sought to explore how integrated environmental education research might influence teaching practices and policies and session participants added insights and posed questions related to these programs. This form of panel discussion with the merging of others' insights is one example of the potential of harnessing their collective power to gain greater insights into their own work and praxes.

Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Praxis, Focus Groups, Group Discussion, Brainstorming, Adventure Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies

Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail: info[at]COEO.org; Web site: http://www.coeo.org/publication.htm

Autor: Breunig, Mary

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=814&id=EJ994006

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