Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition

SKU: 9780772726438

Doug Anderson, Lorraine Chiarotto, Julie Comay
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
The Laboratory School
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Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators, by Doug Anderson, Métis/Bungee, a writer and Indigenous educator, who provided the Indigenous lens of this second edition; and Julie Comay, a professor of education in science and environment who re-wrote the four branches of environmental inquiry from the western perspective of child development studies.The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry was revised and reissued following the release of the recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 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 educators to think in very different ways about things as fundamental as the meaning of knowledge. In this edition the following changes are: revision of the four branches of environmental inquiry; the addition of Indigenous lenses on each of the branches; and 16 new educator stories.  This resource offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students’ questions and theories – their natural curiosity – as they explore their environment. The framework encourages educators to find their own ways to build upon children’s sense of wonder and to create a culture of community learning that is purposeful, responsive, and deeply engaging. Written for educators from primary to junior levels in Ontario schools. Highly recommended. French Version: Curiosité Naturelle / Natural Curiosity (FR)

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