Podem as coleções de árvores ser museus vivos para a educação ao ar livre? Reflexões sobre um caso de estudo com coleções de árvores de nogueiras-pecã e de pistácios


  • M. Alexandra Abreu Lima Research Group Estuaries and Coastal zones (MARE-NOVA) Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6437-1554




Ligação à natureza, Aprendizagem ao ar livre, Educação para o desenvolvimento sustentável


Os educadores ambientais reconhecem a importância de aproximar os jovens à natureza, embora os sistemas educacionais atuais operem dentro de estruturas que precisam de melhorar essa ligação. Este artigo contribui para a crescente literatura sobre a forma como os espaços ao ar livre podem ser usados e valorizados como parte de práticas de aprendizagem para promover a ligação dos jovens à natureza. Estes são tópicos cada vez mais relevantes devido a fenómenos de transtorno de déficit da natureza (Louv, 2005) e disparidade de conhecimento sobre as plantas (Hiatt et al., 2021), que desafiam os sistemas de educação a superá-los. Este estudo descreve iniciativas de aprendizagem ao ar livre sobre coleções de árvores de Pecan [Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] e Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) e combina elementos de abordagens de investigação qualitativa e quantitativa, segundo a Investigação de Métodos Mistos (Johnson et al., 2007). É discutido o valor das visitas a coleções de árvores como uma estratégia para aumentar a ligação dos jovens à natureza e enriquecer os currículos escolares.


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Abreu Lima, M. A. A. (2022). Podem as coleções de árvores ser museus vivos para a educação ao ar livre? Reflexões sobre um caso de estudo com coleções de árvores de nogueiras-pecã e de pistácios. Da Investigação às Práticas: Estudos De Natureza Educacional, 12(2), 103–125. https://doi.org/10.25757/invep.v12i2.308