On The Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Experience in ‘Critical’ Outdoor Education

  title={On The Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Experience in ‘Critical’ Outdoor Education},
  author={Phillip Garth Payne},
  journal={Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education},
  • P. Payne
  • Published 2002
  • Education, Sociology
  • Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
Experience is at the historical heart of outdoor education, caring for the environment/nature is a new moral imperative for ‘critical’ outdoor education, yet the activity basis of the outdoor/nature experience/imperative and the discourse(s) in which they function are rarely examined. To rectify this oversight, different constructions of critical outdoor education are contrasted to highlight the potency of the ecopolitic and (socio-)environmental ethic embodied in each construction. The essay… 
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