Wild Pedagogies: Six Initial Touchstones for Early Childhood Environmental Educators Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractThis article is a small piece of a much larger and still evolving project. Herein we focus on six touchstones for wild pedagogies. The article begins with a short orientation to the larger ideas behind the project and then focuses on exploring six current touchstones with a view towards early childhood environmental educators. The six explored here are: (1) agency and the role of nature as co-teacher; (2) wildness and challenging ideas of control; (3) complexity, the unknown, and spontaneity; (4) locating the wild; (5) time and practice; and (6) cultural change.


  • Jickling, B
  • Blenkinsop, S
  • Morse, M
  • Jensen, A

publication date

  • 2018