Rethinking Nature-Based Approaches in Early Childhood Education: Common Worlding Practices

Narda Nelson, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo


This paper introduces common worlding approaches in early childhood education as possibilities for situating educational practices within current times of environmental precarity. Particularly, it offers new questions to early childhood nature education practices that reinscribe settler colonial and Euro-Western binary logics.


early childhood; environmental education; common worlds; settler colonialism

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