The challenges of 'teaching by being': the case of participatory resource management

Marlene Buchy

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Abstract

In 1997 a new unit, Participatory Resource Management, was developed and offered in the School of Resource, Environment and Society, at the Australian National University. The challenges of the unit were multiple, ranging from introducing social science material into a science curriculum, to attempting to change practitioners' attitudes towards natural resource management. This paper is an account of this experience showing how feminist pedagogy has provided a useful framework to foster attitudinal change and encourage a paradigm shift. The paper presents the unit aims and objectives. It gives insights into the specific processes implemented and reflects on the challenges posed by the unit and the personal challenges to 'teaching by being'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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