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The bubble‐wrap generation: children growing up in walled gardens
Children in middle class Australia, and many western countries around the world experience restricted opportunities to engage in free play in their neighbourhood streets and parks. The impact of this
Street life: youth, culture and competing uses of public space
This paper examines city streets and public space as a domain in which social values are asserted and contested. The definitions of spatial boundaries and of acceptable and non-acceptable uses and
School Grounds as Sites for Learning: Making the most of environmental opportunities
Drawing on the findings of an ARC funded project, 'Children's Environments and the Role of School Grounds for Enhancing Environmental Cognition', this paper explores the question: What is the role of
“The future lies in our hands”: children as researchers and environmental change agents in designing a child-friendly neighbourhood
This paper reports on the Dapto dreaming project that was implemented in early 2011. Funded by Stockland, a large Australian urban developer, the project was a child-friendly research activity to
Nature and its Influence on Children’s Outdoor Play
A growing body of literature indicates that humans need contact with nature for their wellbeing, however at the same time young children are becoming increasingly separated from the natural world as
Geographies of environmental learning: an exploration of children's use of school grounds
There has been limited recent geographic research on children's use of school grounds. This study explores the impact of school grounds on the play behaviours of children in primary schools. It
Reconsidering Children's Encounters With Nature and Place Using Posthumanism
  • Karen Malone
  • Sociology
    Australian Journal of Environmental Education
  • 22 January 2016
Abstract This article explores and reconsiders the view of children's encounters with place as central to a place-based pedagogy that seeks to dismantle rather than support constructions of a
Growing up in Cities
Teacher Education, Community Service Learning and Student Efficacy for Community Engagement
The diversity of student backgrounds and the increasing number of school students from low socio-economic areas requires teachers to have an understanding of students' worlds and to be committed to
Theorizing a child–dog encounter in the slums of La Paz using post-humanistic approaches in order to disrupt universalisms in current ‘child in nature’ debates
This paper theorizes children's interspecies relation with dogs in La Paz Bolivia utilizing post-humanism and new materialism as its approach. This approach allows for the deconstructing of
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