Walking: Attuning to an Earthly Curriculum


Ellyn Lyle, Yorkville University, & Celeste Snowber, Simon Fraser University
David Jardine, Emeritus, University of Calgary
Josh Markle, University of Lethbridge, & Sharon Pelech, University of Lethbridge
Adriana Oniță, University of Alberta, Lébassé Gueladé, University of Alberta, & Lucie Wallace,
University of Alberta
Jodi Latremouille, Vancouver Island University, & Vern Latremouille, Independent Scholar
Lee Beavington, Kwantlen Polytechnic University/Simon Fraser University
Twyla Salm, University of Regina & Lace Marie Brogden, Laurentian University
Stephanie Bartlett, University of Calgary
Lesley Tait, University of Calgary
Alexandra Fidyk, University of Alberta
Vicki Kelly, Simon Fraser University

Walking: Attuning to an Earthly Curriculum

This video was created by the Guest Editors and authors of JCACS’ Special Issue: Walking: attuning to an Earthly Curriculum. It was presented at CSSE 2021.

Special issue Abstract: Beginning from the assumption that we must learn to wonder as we wander, our writing here aims to advance theory and practice as they relate to walking. We understand walking as both an intentional physical activity and a curricular understanding of traversing with and through landscapes of topical relations in attunement with the Earth. We assume that insights gained through such attunement are accessed through deep consciousness of and presence with and, as such, we take up attunement in a variety of ways: spiritual (belonging in nature); intellectual (learning about relationships); physical (affecting the body); emotional (exploring love of nature); and imaginative (learning through creative engagement). Through critical, qualitative, creative, and arts-integrated approaches, we engage the praxis of living and being in relation.

Lyle, E., Snowber, C. Jardine, D.W., Markle, J., Pelech, S., Oniță, A., Gueladé, L., Wallace, L., Latremouille, J., Latremouille, L., Beavington, L,. Salm, T., Brogden, L.M, Bartlett, S., Tait, L., Fidyk, A., & Kelly, V. (2021, May 30). Walking: Attuning to an Earthly Curriculum. Video presented at the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Conference, 2021. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z8X8W0cBto