A personal inquiry, through Currere, into the person/earth relationship, using the hermeneutic spiral as model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine Foster Myers (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David E. Purpel

Abstract: This dissertation is an inquiry focused on the development of a curriculum framework, for Outdoor/Environmental Education. The method of inquiry is derived from a phenomenological and hermeneutic orientation with a particular emphasis on the concept of currere as a process of self-reflection and free-associative writing. In Part I the differing concepts of the person/earth relationship which influenced the development of Outdoor/ Environmental Education are explored through a review of the works of various nature writers who influenced the movement toward the outdoor experience as a part of the school curriculum. A model for examining the nature of the person/ earth relationship through the concepts of currere and the hermeneutic spiral are introduced as a prelude to the experiential model which is presented in Part II.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Outdoor education $x Curricula
Environmental education $x Curricula
Self-knowledge, Theory of

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