This book addresses student passivity in teacher education. Using a developed metaphor, the author critically examines the use of authentic learning to design and implement learning experiences for preservice teachers, and reveals the opportunities and limitations of a focus on authenticity.
This book prepares teachers for outdoor education using practice-based exemplars of applied teaching theories. Focusing on authentic pedagogies, it applies to all teacher educators who seek to engage in high-impact learning for their students, and is relevant for in-service educators, preservice teachers and researchers in the field of self-study.
Dr Chris North lectures in outdoor and environmental education at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His teaching background includes secondary and tertiary institutions in New Zealand and North America. Chris' contributions to the field were recognized in 2010 with the National Environmental Leadership Award, and in 2016, he received the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Teaching Excellence Award. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Chris' areas of interest lie in the combination of environment, people and education. He uses practitioner research methods to improve teaching and learning in outdoor and adventure education, environmental education and initial teacher education.