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Coexisting Entities in Multispecies Worlds: Arts-Based Methodologies for Decolonial Pedagogies
Animals in Environmental Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum and Pedagogy
Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment
Short Title: Coexisting Entities in Multispecies Worlds
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Place of Publication: Cham
Pages: 175 - 193
Sources ID: 80181
Visibility: Public (group default)
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We ask in this chapter how students’ purposeful, imaginative belonging to their multispecies worlds can be nurtured as a starting point for creative resistance to dominant anthropocentric pedagogies. We explore how environmental education and ethics can resist reproducing colonizing, instrumental relations to coexisting entities. Our theoretical framework ranges across the intersections of experiential environmental education, Indigenous pedagogies (specifically Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee), critical animal studies, and phenomenological perspectives. We are motivated by intersectional analyses examining the links between oppressions and are encouraged by interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential understanding, and the explicit linking of theories to praxis as illuminated in critical animal studies. Methodologically, the chapter draws on arts-based praxis as a way to disrupt and reimagine narratives of justice and multispecies pedagogies.