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Dr. Lou Preston
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 522 72806|
|Role and profile||Senior Lecturer in Humanities, Societies and Environments|
EEO210 Primary Humanities, Societies & Environments
EEO310 Primary Humanities, Societies & Environments 2
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.
|Awards||Australian Learning and Teaching Award: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning|
PhD (Education), University of Melbourne
Masters (Environmental Education), Deakin University
Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education, Griffith University
Diploma of Education, Monash University
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
Geography Teachers Association of Victoria
Victorian Outdoor Education Association
International Conference Papers
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.
Rasmussen, M. & Preston, L. (2006). Place, Space, Young People and Processes of Social Transformation: Interdisciplinary imaginings seminar. Monash University, Clayton.
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