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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32913

Title: Paddling as Place Arts-informed Inquiry into Experiential Learning of Place and Ecological Identity
Authors: Bailey, Erika J. M.
Advisor: Knowles, J. Gary
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: experiential learning
sense of place
ecological identity
arts-informed research
narrative inquiry
canoe trips
canoeists
artefact
writing inquiry
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2012
Abstract: I explore how recreational canoeists develop sense of place developed and ecological identity through experience. The intersection between artefact and narrative is the entry-point of exploration of understandings of how recreational canoeists learn through experiences. There are three structural elements. A factional narrative arc of a canoe trip frames the work. Fragments of collective narratives: weave into this story and add richness and depth of experience. Participants’ interwoven narratives form the second element of this work. Finally, footnotes underpin this text to explain and support the research. They emerge to reflect the complexity of telling, and understanding, experience. This is a story of stories. This is a story of a trip that never happened. It holds real participants’ narratives based in lived experiences that shape this story. Narratives emerge between artefact and experience, between experience and ecological identity, between ecological identity and place, and between place and story.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32913
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