Lost in Space? Located in place: Geo-phenomenological exploration and school

Ruyu Hung, Andrew Stables

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This paper aims at revealing the various meanings of schools as more than built physical environments from a geographical-phenomenological (or 'geo-phenomenological') perspective. This paper consists of five sections: the first explicates the meaning of 'geo-phenomenology'; the second reveals the meaning of 'environment' and a dialectics of strangeness and intimacy through geo-phenomenological analysis; the third examines the meanings of environment as 'space' and 'place' and the act of naming as the process of constructing meaning between humans and environment; the fourth section attempts to explore the meaning of conceiving school as a particular environment; and the final is the conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-203
Number of pages11
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


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