Whole Earth? Developing an early childhood education response

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Bolshaw, P. and Kemp, N. 2016. Whole Earth? Developing an early childhood education response.
AuthorsBolshaw, P. and Kemp, N.
TypeConference paper
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Whilst Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is now a growing area of research interest particularly within
the Higher Education sector, Early Childhood Education for Sustainability is by contrast much less well developed.
The issue of how Early Childhood Education can contribute to sustainability is the central concern of this paper.
It details the ways in which one University has used the provocation of a photographic exhibition (Whole Earth?)
to engage staff, students and practitioners working within the field of Early Childhood with sustainability. A series
of case studies from local settings within Kent and Medway are used to illustrate the responses developed by
participants to the exhibition highlighting changes in perspective and understanding.

KeywordsEducation for sustainable development; Sustainability; Early childhood education
Year2016
ConferenceSustainability in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://repository.canterbury.ac.uk/download/47414f3c5e5bd7c9c9a3e1a5f5bc59832b44398607cb1fe8e60425cf5eae5a83/2125312/2016-sustainability-conference-proceedings.pdf
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