Animal encounters in environmental education research: responding to the 'question of the animal'
Oakley, J, Watson, GPL, Russell, CL, Cutter-Mackenzie, AN, Fawcett, L, Kuhl, G, Russell, J, van der Waal, M & Warkentin, T 2010, 'Animal encounters in environmental education research: responding to the 'Question of the Animal'', Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, vol. 15, pp. 86-102.
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The "question of the animal" represents an area of emergent interest in the environmental education field, as researchers critically consider human-animal relations and animal advocacy in their work. Following a group discussion at the 10th Seminar in Health and Environmental Education Research, the authors of this paper share experiences, challenges, and insights related to disrupting the human/animal divide, conducting respectful research involving nonhuman animals, and producing research that moves beyond humanism and aims to make a difference to the more-than-human world.