Becoming animate in education: immanent materiality and outdoor learning for sustainability

  title={Becoming animate in education: immanent materiality and outdoor learning for sustainability},
  author={David A. G. Clarke and Jamie Mcphie},
  journal={Journal of Adventure Education \& Outdoor Learning},
  pages={198 - 216}
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