Coming to know our natural community through education

Chris Mackie of the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education and Sport is working towards a PhD thesis which tries to document what happens when young children and teachers at two schools go outside. He uses video and observations to better understand how everything interacts - humans, activities, stories, plants, toys, birds, weather, computer games. What he’s hoping to find out is how any of this relates to care for the natural world and learning for sustainability. Chris says that if learning in, for, about, with and from rich natural environments were a core part of citizens' lives, the ethical decisions that we make every day would hopefully become clearer, if not necessarily 'easier'. 
Find out more about his work here