The wisp of an outline ≈ Storying ontology as environmental inquiry↔education :–)

Scott Jukes*, David Clarke, Jamie Mcphie

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They thought they felt something, perhaps. The wisp of an outline not distinct enough to trace. Good. They circled it, at times, and at other times found themselves within. As they walked (a sort of walking. Figurative but real. Digital, but here. Over months of events) it curled open and headed in several directions. Foldings in the backcloth that furrowed them along until, as they walked and talked, they felt that perhaps a territory was becoming simultaneously clearer and more obscure, that they might find a way to enquire, even as it meant becoming the folds themselves. As they coalesce, Scott, Jamie, and Dave each come to this project differently (of course). From their own situations, with their own problems and with different voices and ways of writing. We (for the first shift in voice) take post-qualitative enquiry to be infused with a question mark, wary of attempts to make it a ‘thing’. Yet here we are, drawn to potentials, to the opening of conditions, to the possibility of something still to come. We hope to make a shift, to realise (as in make manifest) ontology and its everyday performance as synonymous with environmental education. Environmental education as a life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralian Journal of Environmental Education
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • events
  • collaborative writing as inquiry
  • fires
  • virus
  • lines


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