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Living Pono: A Case of School Gardens on the Big Island of Hawai‘i

Paquin, Bethan LU (2016) HEKM50 20161
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
In this investigation, based on fieldwork during a five-month period, the impacts on school gardens on students’ relationships with food and the environment on the Big Island in Hawai‘i are explored. The focus is on the effects of garden based learning on student’s understanding and attitudes towards food and their local environments as well as how it encourages the Hawaiian concept of living pono or living righteously.
It is argued that society, food, as well as the modern classroom are increasingly fragmented from the natural world and real-life contexts. Applying different theories of constructivist and experiential learning, human-nature relationships, sense of place and place meaning and attachment to the field material, it is... (More)
In this investigation, based on fieldwork during a five-month period, the impacts on school gardens on students’ relationships with food and the environment on the Big Island in Hawai‘i are explored. The focus is on the effects of garden based learning on student’s understanding and attitudes towards food and their local environments as well as how it encourages the Hawaiian concept of living pono or living righteously.
It is argued that society, food, as well as the modern classroom are increasingly fragmented from the natural world and real-life contexts. Applying different theories of constructivist and experiential learning, human-nature relationships, sense of place and place meaning and attachment to the field material, it is further argued that garden based learning as an alternative pedagogy helps students deepen a sense of place, cultivate an ecological consciousness and ethos, while also connecting with communities, and fostering social well-being. (Less)
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author
Paquin, Bethan LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM50 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
school gardens, garden based learning, food, human-environmental relations, environmental education, experiential learning, sense of place, ecological consciousness, community, social well-being, pono, the Big Island, Hawai‘i, human ecology
language
English
id
8873750
date added to LUP
2017-05-22 14:25:29
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2017-05-22 14:25:29
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  abstract     = {In this investigation, based on fieldwork during a five-month period, the impacts on school gardens on students’ relationships with food and the environment on the Big Island in Hawai‘i are explored. The focus is on the effects of garden based learning on student’s understanding and attitudes towards food and their local environments as well as how it encourages the Hawaiian concept of living pono or living righteously.
 It is argued that society, food, as well as the modern classroom are increasingly fragmented from the natural world and real-life contexts. Applying different theories of constructivist and experiential learning, human-nature relationships, sense of place and place meaning and attachment to the field material, it is further argued that garden based learning as an alternative pedagogy helps students deepen a sense of place, cultivate an ecological consciousness and ethos, while also connecting with communities, and fostering social well-being.},
  author       = {Paquin, Bethan},
  keyword      = {school gardens,garden based learning,food,human-environmental relations,environmental education,experiential learning,sense of place,ecological consciousness,community,social well-being,pono,the Big Island,Hawai‘i,human ecology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Living Pono: A Case of School Gardens on the Big Island of Hawai‘i},
  year         = {2016},
}