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The Social Construction of Place Meaning: Exploring Multiple Meanings of Place as an Outdoor Teaching and Learning Environment
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, National Centre for Outdoor Education (NCU). Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This investigation explores the meanings primary school teachers who apply outdoor learning and teaching methods associate withthe places that encompass their teaching practices. A symbolic interactionist framework coupled with a social constructionistorientation was employed to analyze data collected from semi-structured interviews and photo elicitation techniques. The findingsillustrated that meaning ascribed to place derived from the interactional processes between the study’s respondents and thephysical setting within which educational interventions occurred. The nature of these interactions also appeared to be highlyinfluenced by the social worlds in which informants participated and their featured social processes. The results elucidated that theattribution of meaning to learning landscapes was impacted by school administrational factors, institutionalized school practices,the respondents’ university education and the perspectives they held about outdoor teaching and learning. Findings from thisenquiry make progress towards gaining an insight into the social construction of meanings ascribed to outdoor learningenvironments. Additionally, they contribute to a theoretical discussion regarding the impact of social contexts encompassingteaching and learning interventions on the educational potential of outdoor places.

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2014. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Place Meaning, Place, Outdoor Learning and Teaching, Symbolic Interactionism, Social Constructionism, Grounded Theory
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110589ISRN: LIU-IKK-MOE-D--14/007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110589DiVA: diva2:746898
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Master in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life
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2014-06-10, Linköping University Key Building, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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