Teachers Working in the Field of Environmental Education: Musings of a Practitioner

Eloiza Dias Neves

Abstract


Over the last century, much was researched in the field of Education, be its
educational policies or more effective learning strategies. It is only recently that
studies have begun to focus on the teachers. This article describes an
investigation about how the knowledge of teachers working in the field of
Environmental Education is formed, transformed, and accessed. For this purpose,
an ethnographical study of their narratives and practices was carried out. With
the new century unfolding, it seems relevant to re-evaluate our learning
purposes, as Education is considered to be an essential tool for the preservation
of life on Earth. As teachers are privileged professionals in this process,
elaboration of a new repertoire of professional teaching practices seems
pressing.

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