Vol 26 No 3 (2010): Ecosophical Education
Articles

Fusing the Love of Wisdom with the Dwelling Place of Home in the Classroom: A Rhizomic Journey

Hilary Ann Brown
Brock University
Bio
Published September 10, 2010

Abstract

Through the use of narrative, this paper considers how the notions of ecosophy have been played out in the classrooms where the author has been both a teacher and a learner. In each of the stories, building community, while fostering a sense of belonging in our dwelling place of home, was an ontological necessity. The horizontal, or rhizomic movement inside this type of learning environment did not lead to an order of sameness but rather to the instability of difference. How one negotiates this instability of difference can perhaps have the greatest impact on the people we teach and learn alongside and on ourselves.