Dr Lou Preston

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1981
Diploma of Education, Monash University, 1982
Master of Education, Deakin University, 1999
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2009

Contact

l.preston@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72806

Research interests

Lou's current research draws on poststructuralist perspectives to critically analyse social and educational discourses on environmental ethics and to explore the processes by which students understand, negotiate and practice environmental ethics. An overarching focus of her research is the implications for pedagogical practice in social and environmental education, especially in relation to the importance of place and the spatial dimensions of pedagogy.

Affiliations

Geography Teachers Association of Victoria

Victorian Outdoor Education Association

Social Education Victoria

Teaching interests

EEO311 Learners Living in their World: Humanities Perspectives

EEO410 Learners Inquiring in and about their world: Human Disciplines

EPO701 Primary Humanities, Societies & Environments

Conferences

International Conference Papers:

Preston, L. (2013). Consuming environmentalism: Following codes or practicing ethics? World Environmental Education Congress, 9-13 June, Marrakech, Morocco.


Preston, L. (November, 2011). Applying for dual citizenship in Outdoor and Physical Education: Tensions and synchronizations. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research in Education Conference, 27 Nov – 1 Dec, Hobart, Tasmania.

Preston, L. & Rasmussen, M. (July, 2010). Green bodies: Training environmental educators. World conference of the International Sociology Association, 11-16 July, Goteborg, Sweden.

Preston, L. (2009). Scrutinising the I in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Fourth International Outdoor Education Research Conference, April 15-18. La Trobe University, Beechworth, Victoria.

Preston, L. (2006). Seeing Green: A closer look at ethics and Outdoor & Environmental Education. Widening Horizons: Diversity and Critical Views of Outdoor Education. Third International Outdoor Education Research Conference, 4-7 July. University of Central Lancashire, Outdoor Division, Penrith Campus, Cumbria, UK.

Rasmussen, M. & Preston, L. (2006). Journeying on the Frinj of Outdoor Education. Widening Horizons: Diversity and Critical Views of Outdoor Education. Third International Outdoor Education Research Conference, 4-7 July .University of Central Lancashire, Outdoor Division, Penrith Campus, Cumbria, UK.

Preston, L. (2004). A Pedagogy of Connections: Findings of a collaborative action research project in outdoor and environmental education. Connections & Disconnections: Examining the reality and rhetoric. Second International Outdoor Education Research Conference, July 6-9. La Trobe University, Bendigo.

National Conference Papers:

Preston, L. (2007) A cloud of smug over Outdoor Education: South Park, hybrid cars and environmental morality. 15th National Outdoor Education Conference, 20 23 Sep, Ballarat, Victoria

Griffiths, A. & Preston, L (2004). Local Connections: Connecting with nature in a local context. Outdoor Victoria Conference, 23-24 July. Joint initiative of Camping Association of Victoria, Victorian Outdoor Education Association & the Victorian Association for Environmental Education. Melbourne.

Preston, L. & Griffiths, A. (2003). Reconnecting with Nature. Relevance: Making it happen. 13th National Outdoor Education Conference, April 14-16. Adelaide, S.A..

Lugg, A. & Preston, L. (1999). People and Environment - The Outdoor Education Community, Proceedings of the 11th National Outdoor Education Conference, Perth, WA, January.

Preston, L. (1997). Links: Camping across the curriculum. Joint Conference of the Camping Association of Victoria and the Victorian Outdoor Education Conference, Melbourne.

Invited Presentations:

Rasmussen, M. & Preston, L. (2006). Place, Space, Young People and Processes of Social Transformation: Interdisciplinary imaginings seminar. Monash University, Clayton.

Publications

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2015

Australian primary in-service teachers’ conceptions of geography

Dr Lou Preston

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 167-180, International research in geographical and environmental education, Oxon, United Kingdom, C1

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Inquiry-based learning in teacher education: a primary humanities example

Dr Lou Preston, Mrs Kate Harvie, Dr Heather Wallace

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 73-85, Australian journal of teacher education, Perth, W. A., C1

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The place of place-based education in the Australian primary geography curriculum

Dr Lou Preston

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 41-49, Geographical education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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A global sense of place: geography and sustainability education in a primary context

Dr Lou Preston

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 29-41, The Social Educator, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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2014

Australian primary pre-service teachers’ conceptions of geography

Dr Lou Preston

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 331-349, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, Abingdon, United Kingdom, C1

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Students' imaginings of spaces of learning in outdoor and environmental education

Dr Lou Preston

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 172-190, Journal of adventure education & outdoor learning, Abingdon, England, C1

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2013

Consuming environmentalism: following codes or practicing ethics?

Dr Lou Preston

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 19-24, Social educator, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Students' imaginings of spaces of learning in outdoor and environmental education

Dr Lou Preston

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 172-190, Journal of adventure education & outdoor learning, Abingdon, England, C1

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2012

Sustaining an environmental ethic : outdoor and environmental education graduates' negotiation of school spaces

Dr Lou Preston

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 199-208, Australian journal of environmental education, Cambridge, England, C1

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Changing green subjectivities in outdoor and environmental education : a qualitative study

Dr Lou Preston

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 235-249, Discourse, Abingdon, England, C1

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An outdoor and environmental education community of practice : self stylisation or normalisation?

Dr Lou Preston

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 28-38, Australian journal of outdoor education, Milton, Qld., C1

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2011

Green pedagogy – guidance and doubt in teaching outdoor and environmental education

Dr Lou Preston

(2011), Vol. 39, pp. 367-380, Asia - Pacific journal of teacher education, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2009

Journeying on the frinj of outdoor education

Mary Rasmussen, Dr Lou Preston

(2009), pp. 103-113, Educational enactments in a globalised world, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

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2004

Pedagogy of connections : findings of a collaborative action research project in outdoor and environmental education

Dr Lou Preston, Amma Griffiths

(2004), Vol. 8, pp. 1-16, Australian journal of outdoor education, Nathan, QLD., C1-1

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Making connections with nature : bridging the theory-practice gap in outdoor and environmental education

Dr Lou Preston

(2004), Vol. 8, pp. 12-19, Australian journal of outdoor education, Nathan, QLD., C1-1

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2001

Seeing the unseen : a rockclimbing experience

Dr Lou Preston

(2001), Vol. 5, pp. 13-18, Australian journal of outdoor education, Nathan, QLD., C1-1

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1999

People and environment : the outdoor education community : curriculum ideas

Alison Lugg, Dr Lou Preston

(1999), pp. 94-97, National Outdoor Education Conference Proceedings, Perth, W.A., E1-1

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1998

An investigation into factors influencing immersion in interactive virua reality

Dr Shaun Bangay, Dr Lou Preston

(1998), pp. 43-51, Virtual environments in clinical psychology and neuroscience : methods and techniques in advanced patient-therapist interaction, Oxford, England, B1-1

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