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Land and Water Education and the Allodial Principle

Rethinking Ecological Education in the Postcolonial Age

Authors: Ma Rhea, Zane

  • Proposes the innovative ‘Alod Pedagogy’ approach to land and water education 
  • Provides a unique argument for rethinking land and water education
  • Engages educators with historical material that support postcolonial pedagogical innovation and curricula vision
  • Offers impetus for a foundational rethinking of environmental and ecological education 
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About this book

This book argues that the ancient allodial principle enables a paradigmatic shift in the way specialist educators in environmental, Indigenous, and legal studies; teacher educators; and teachers think about land and water education.
Land and water are basic to human life, and students will need to grapple with matters of sustainability and Indigenous entitlement in their future work. People now living in lands and on waterways that have been colonized, such as Australia, are taught to regard land and water in ways that have been fundamentally shaped by English law. This book introduces ancient as well as more contemporary forms of land and water access and examines the underlying ontological and epistemological enframements that shape the way that ‘land’ and ‘water’ are understood and taught. As peoples of the world grapple with environmental sustainability and Indigenous rights, the author provides a pivotal rejection of the entitlement to ‘abuse’. The book also reasons that educators should employ alod pedagogy to develop their approach to ‘working out’ difficult matters to do with balancing the rights and responsibilities of nations, regions, corporations, communal and individual owners in the access to, use of, and transferability of land and waterways.

About the authors

Associate Professor Zane Ma Rhea is Academic Leader, Curriculum & Pedagogy Academic Community, Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research theorizes comparative and cross-cultural understandings of the cultivation of wisdom and examines how higher education, teacher education, and schooling are harming or supporting the sustainable education of wise, global citizens. Originally trained as a social worker in the 1970s, Dr Ma Rhea worked in Australia, UK and Spain before returning to Australia in the late 1980s. She began her academic career in the 1990s and in 1997-1998, she was the Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Ma Rhea’s teaching, supervision, and research spans cross-cultural and comparative perspectives in teacher education, wisdom studies, leadership development, educator development in mainstream service provision to Indigenous peoples, and theorizes pedagogy and curriculum within complex, postcolonial, democratic states.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Allodial Pedagogy for Land and Water Education

    Ma Rhea, Zane

    Pages 1-15

  • Allodial Traces

    Ma Rhea, Zane

    Pages 17-28

  • Educating About Enclosures and Common Lands and Waterways

    Ma Rhea, Zane

    Pages 29-37

  • Teaching About Where Property Law Meets Customary Law

    Ma Rhea, Zane

    Pages 39-50

  • Beyond Ius Abutendi: Teaching About Relationality in Land and Water

    Ma Rhea, Zane

    Pages 51-63

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7600-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7598-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land and Water Education and the Allodial Principle
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Ecological Education in the Postcolonial Age
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7600-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7600-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-7598-8
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 96
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics