Spirit of place: awakening a sense of awe and wonder

Scoffham, S. (2016) Spirit of place: awakening a sense of awe and wonder. In: Primary Geography Research Conference, 26th-28th February, 2016, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. (Unpublished)


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This paper focuses on children's response to place and the way that placed impacts on geography education. Drawing on ideas from Froebel, Jung, Otto and Capra and Luisi it emphasises how our sense of oneness with nature can awaken a sense of awe and wonder. It is argued telling the 'story of the world' needs to draw on multiple perspectives and that emotional encounters and existential moments are a necessary part of a meaningful geography curriculum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL0175 Natural theology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Scoffham
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 15:13
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 15:13
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14322

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