Relational Learning and Socioecological Pedagogies

Authored by: Marcia Mckenzie , Kim Butcher , Dustin Fruson , Michelle Knorr , Joshua Stone , Scott Allen , Teresa Hill , Jeremy Murphy , Sheelah Mcclean , Jean Kayira , Vince Anderson

International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892384
eBook ISBN: 9780203813331
Adobe ISBN: 9781136699313


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It smells sweet yet refreshing, almost like sweetgrass and peppermint. Each branch has hundreds of tiny, delicate leaves pointing upward. The entire plant is so soft it feels like velvet. As I observe it, I cannot decide on the colour. It is a pale green, that is definite; but it has tints of red coming through—on the stem, on the tips of the leaves … Closer down to the base, a yellow tint reveals itself on a few of the leaves. The delicate leaves are astonishing. (field journal entry, Bailey, “Place, Experience, and the Socio-Ecological” course, August 2009)

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