Dr Alistair

Dr Alistair Stewart

Senior Lecturer

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Education

Department of Outdoor and Env. Education

Ironbark Centre : 2.17, Bendigo

Qualifications

PhD (La Trobe), MSc (Env. Mgt.) (UTas), BA (Outdoor Ed.) (La Trobe U)

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Member, editorial board, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education since March 2006

Area of study

Environmental education
Outdoor education

Brief profile

Roles

Head of Department, Outdoor & Environmental Education, 2013-2014

Course Coordinator, Outdoor & Environmental Education, 2011-2012

Awards

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government, 2014

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, La Trobe University, 2013

Early Career Researcher Award, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, 2012

Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University,  2010

See: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/teaching-learning/teaching-excellence/outstanding-teachers/education/alistair-stewart

Teaching units

OED3FED: Field Experience D

OED3TNH: Teaching Natural History

OED2ACL: Australian Culture and Land

OED2RWE: River and Wetland Environments 

OED2BE: NT2 Bush Environments 

Research Interests

My research interests include the development place-responsive outdoor and environmental education, with a particular reference to pedagogy that address natural and cultural history. My PhD  is a curriculum autobiography on place-responsive outdoor environmental education. 

Recent publications

Refereed Articles

Stewart, A. (2014). Rhizocurrere: A Deleuzo-Guattarian approach to curriculum autobiography. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2014.974719

Stewart, A. (2011). Becoming-speckled warbler: Re/creating Australian natural history pedagogy. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 27, 68-80

Stewart, A., & Müller, G. (2009). Toward a pedagogy for Australian natural history: Learning to read and learning content. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 25, 105-115. 

Stewart, A. (2008). Whose place, whose history? Outdoor environmental education pedagogy as ‘reading’ the landscape. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 8(2), 79-98. 

Stewart, A. (2006). Seeing the trees and the forest: Attending to Australian natural history as if it mattered. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 22 (2), 85-97.

Stewart, A. (2004). Decolonising encounters with the Murray River: Building place responsive outdoor education Australian Journal of Outdoor Education , 8(2), 46-55.

Stewart, A. (2004). Canoeing the Murray River (Australia) as environmental education: A tale of tale of two rivers . Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 9, 136-147.

Stewart, A. (2003). Reinvigorating our love of our home range: Exploring the connections between sense of place and outdoor education . Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 7(2), 17-24.

Book Chapter

Stewart, A. (2003). Encountering landscapes: an exploration of environment specific learning on an extended journey . In B. Humberstone, H. Brown & K. Richards (Eds.), Whose journeys? The outdoors and adventure as social and cultural phenomena: critical explorations of relations between individuals, 'others' and the environment. (pp. 311-328). Penrith, UK: The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 Stewart, A. (2009). Windows onto other worlds: The role of imagination in outdoor education. Paper presented at the Outdoor Education research and theory: critical reflections, new directions, the Fourth International Outdoor Education Research Conference, Beechworth.

Müller, G., & Stewart, A. (2009). Factors affecting field-based natural history education: What the students say. Paper presented at the Outdoor Education research and theory: critical reflections, new directions, the Fourth International Outdoor Education Research Conference, Beechworth.

Stewart, A. (2006). Outdoor education as neo-colonialism? Cultural and geographical specificity in outdoor education.        In Widening Horizons: Diversity in theoretical and critical views of outdoor education. Proceedings of the third International Outdoor Education Research Conference , [CD-ROM] .   University of Central Lancashire, Penrith, Cumbria, UK.