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Abstract

My primary purpose is to (re)examine Dewey in the context of contemporary conceptions of ecology and environmental education. With this in mind, I will focus primarily on what Dewey has to say about the natural world, beginning with his general philosophy and moving through several of his educational works.

Author Biography

Simon Jorgenson is an assistant professor of education at the University of Vermont, where he teaches courses in elementary education. Prior to becoming a professor, he was a middle school teacher and outdoor/environmental educator. His research examines how different visions of the sustainable society are embedded in educational concepts, policies, and practices. He is particularly interested in the instructional and environmental politics of the STEM education movement.

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