St. Bonaventure's College garden and compost program: harvesting critical and transformative learning in a place-based educational context

Peters, Christopher T. (Christopher Thomas) (2011) St. Bonaventure's College garden and compost program: harvesting critical and transformative learning in a place-based educational context. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis examines a garden and compost program at a private school in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. It marks a unique educational teaching and learning dialogue between students, teachers and the wider community examined through the prisms of Sacredness, Place-Based Education, Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Education. Specifically, this thesis examines, through a reflective narrative, the influence a compost and garden program can have on a school community's curriculum, in the classroom and outside of it. As well, it examines whether such a program can offer other schools a model of working with community partners, local experts and government agencies that they could emulate in creating their own compost and garden initiatives, in schools and communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9577
Item ID: 9577
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 148-153.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: St. Bonaventure's College (St. John's, N.L.); Compost--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Composters (Containers)--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Gardening--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Garden fertilizers--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's

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