If you are an educator looking to engage with articles and opinion pieces on nature education and pedagogy, a student looking to explore discourses in nature education, or just curious about these things - here's a list of essential readings available online. Many of these articles and essays have inspired and influenced discussions within Nature Classrooms, and we hope to share this inspiration with many more.
Look, Don’t Touch by David Sobel
Place-based learning of science: Experiences in integration by Arun, Poornima and Nishant (2021)
A Pedagogy for Ecology by Ann Pelo
The Ecosystem of Learning by Yuvan Aves
Connecting Learning to the Natural World by Nature Classrooms
Towards a Curriculum for ‘Belonging’ by Yuvan Aves
Leave No Child Inside by Richard Louv
The exploration of Biology through Art: some reflections from the classroom by Kaustubh Rau (2018, January), in iwonder, 4, 63 — 71
Structure and Spontaneity: A fine balancing act by Radha Gopalan
Pedagogy of 'dirty' hands : reflections from an urban terrace farm by Dutta, Deborah (2019), in iwonder, pp. 72-81.