Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Journal

Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

34

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2010.532992

Abstract

In this paper the human-nature relationship is recognized as a major field of interest and a platform of ideas linked with it is explored. A ‘new’ source to inform an alternative paradigm for outdoor education is proposed; it is millennia old, has roots all over the globe and is a living, breathing, and evolving tradition—indigenous ways. While recognizing the diversity of indigenous people, the paper explores common characteristics of thought and practice within indigenous traditions. Indigenous ways are defined and their connection with outdoor education is explored. The author concludes that indigenous ways have the potential to inspire a fundamental change in outdoor education, while providing working models for theory and practice.


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