Forget your Botany: Developing Children’s Sensibility to Nature through Arts-based Environmental Education

By Jan van Boeckel.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Arts-based environmental education can offer unique ways to facilitate children in opening their senses to the natural world. At the same time it helps them deal with the ecological crisis.

Keywords: Art Education, Environmental Education, Senses, Perception, Ecology, Crisis, Children, Learning, Nature

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.71-82. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.692MB).

Jan van Boeckel

Jan van Boeckel is a Dutch cultural anthropologist. He was producer of documentaries on indigenous peoples (e.g. The Earth is Crying, 1987, It’s Killing the Clouds, 1992) and on philosophers critical of the dominant Western worldview, such as Jacques Ellul and Arne Naess. Currently, Van Boeckel is a doctorate student at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland. In his research he focuses on the epistemological foundations of arts-based environmental education.


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