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Natural Curiosity Second Edition

Natural Curiosity Second Edition

Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators
The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry

Doug Anderson, Lorraine Chiarotto, and Julie Comay

Coming Fall 2017
Available for Preorder

The second edition of Natural Curiosity supports a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education. The driving motivation for a second edition was the burning need, in the wake of strong and unequivocal recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to situate Indigenous perspectives into the heart of Canadian educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues.

The Indigenous lens in this edition represents a cross-cultural encounter supporting what can become an ongoing dialogue and evolution of practice in environmental inquiry. Some important questions are raised that challenge us to think in very different ways about things as fundamental as the meaning of knowledge.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Revision of the four branches of environmental inquiry (Lorraine Chiarotto), by Julie Comay
  • Indigenous lenses on each of the branches by Doug Anderson
  • 16 new educator stories

 

 

 

Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity is a teacher resource that was launched in 2011. It's focus is on Environmental Inquiry, and how to bring inquiry-based teaching practices into the classroom. The resource offers elementary school teachers a guide to making both the content and process of learning about the world more engaging and relevant to their students. This is possible when students become personally invested in a collective learning process that is shaped by their very own questions and theories about the world - their natural curiosity - and a process that places them in direct contact and relationship with the natural environment.

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Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity is pleased to announce the release of the French translation! We would like to thank Chantal Larrivière, Karen Sidey, and Milly NG for allowing us to document and share their inquiry experience, and to Christel Durand, Renée Smith, and the Ministère de l'Èducation for their ongoing support on this project.

 

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Environmental Inquiry

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) continues to be a longstanding partner. Their newest resource, Connecting the Dots, aligns with Natural Curiosity's four-branch framework and is used in conjunction with Natural Curiosity in Professional Development settings across the country.

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Environmental Inquiry

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) continues to be a longstanding partner. Their newest resource, Connecting the Dots, aligns with Natural Curiosity's four-branch framework and is used in conjunction with Natural Curiosity in Professional Development settings across the country.

Download a PDF copy of: