Faculty Member to Present on Keynote Panel at Environmental Education Conference

paulhartDr. Paul Hart will be presenting as part of a Keynote Panel for the Research Symposium at the 45th annual North American Association for Environmental Education conference in mid-October. This conference, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, “will link powerful stories of innovation and success in EE (Environmental Education) from around the world with how environmental education builds community and creates purposeful change.” David Suzuki is listed as one of the Keynote Speakers.

Dr. Hart’s “interactive panel will address the challenges of maintaining and communicating rigor in research from several positions based on panelist’s individual perspectives. Given these diverse questions and perspectives, panelists will create openings for our ongoing discussions of what counts as quality across diverse genres of EE research.”

 

KEYNOTE PANEL

Crossing Boundaries: The Makings of High-Quality EE Research

Panel: Dr. Paul Hart (chair), Dr. Teresa Lloro-Bidart, Dr. Greg Lowan-Trudeau, Dr. Phillip G. Payne, Dr. Bonnie Shapiro

As environmental education researchers, we worry about how our work can enact differences that matter for humans and non-humans alike. For many years, we have been reconstructing our work by improving trusted methods as well as developing new theoretical and practical framings, new modes of conceptualization, and new ethical guidelines. We continually respond to the drivers and barriers of education and the environment. In doing so, questions arise about the kinds of tools and findings that can enhance meaning-making as an ongoing performance of agents trying to make themselves intelligible to one another; thus, how we make meaning matters. We explore, for example, how children learn and how researchers think we come to know things, or how we connect ways of seeing with ways of being/becoming. In this panel, we will address these challenges from several positions based on our individual perspectives as well as the demands from funders and granting agencies. Given these diverse questions and perspectives, panelists will attempt to create openings for our ongoing discussions of what counts as quality across diverse genres of EE research.

Presenters:

  • Paul Hart – Professor of Education,University of Regina
  • Teresa Lloro-Bidart – Assistant Professor,
    Liberal Studies Department, Cal Poly, Pomona
  • Gregory Lowan-Trudeau – Assistant Professor,
    University of Calgary
  • Bonnie Shapiro – Faculty Professor,
    University of Calgary – Werklund School of Education
  • Phillip Payne – Monash University

 

 

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