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Libby Lee-Hammond

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 20: Belonging in Nature: Spirituality, Indigenous Cultures and Biophilia

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Belonging in Nature: Spirituality, Indigenous Cultures and Biophilia
Belonging in Nature: Spirituality, Indigenous Cultures and Biophilia
Libby Lee-Hammond
INTRODUCTION

Drawing from a range of disciplines, this chapter offers a philosophical discussion and review of various perspectives of the natural world and natural systems, considering how these relate to spirituality, well-being, quality of life and the work of educators. In doing so the chapter has a dual purpose: the first is to contextualize philosophically the work of educators and carers seeking to engage children and young people in natural or ‘wild’ environments. The second is to extend the reader's understandings of experiencing nature from various standpoints and theoretical positions outside the outdoor play and learning ...

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