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Te Whakatika

Te Whakatika[1] – The Aotearoa New Zealand Professional Practice Journal for Outdoor and Environmental learning.

An Exciting New Journey for Te Whakatika – A Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce an exciting new direction for Te Whakatika which respects and holds on to the existing mana of the publication whilst broadening its input and reach. Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ) is also delighted and proud to welcome the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) as a partner for Te Whakatika. Both EONZ and NZAEE members will make up the editorial board, and the publication will reach a broader audience across both organisations and beyond.

We are also pleased to welcome Dr Maureen Legge as the new editorial leader (editor) of Te Whakatika.

We have worked to clarify the rationale / purpose of Te Whakatika and have more clearly articulated the intent of the publication through the sub-title.

Te Whakatika Purpose statement

Sitting at the nexus of academic inquiry and educational practice, Te Whakatika seeks to create a space to share good practice, innovative ideas, and critical engagement in outdoor and environmental learning.

In doing so, Te Whakatika seeks to:

  • Provide access to the space between academics and practitioners, to connect these spaces.
  • Encourage academics to make their work accessible to practitioners through practical application
  • Encourage practitioners (teachers and other education providers) to share good practice and innovative ideas from their work through writing articles.
  • Encourage strong connections between theory, research, and practice
  • Encourage and support high quality learning and teaching in outdoor and environmental contexts.

Next Issue Call for Papers – Refreshing and Reinvigorating Outdoor and Environmental Learning.

The next issue of Te Whakatika will be published by the end of 2022. We extend an invitation for teachers, practitioners and academics to submit articles for this issue by 20 October 2022

The theme - Refreshing and Reinvigorating Outdoor and Environmental Learning (OEL) is a signpost to refreshing and reinvigorating Te Whakatika. We will be looking for a broad range of articles related to OEL for this issue.

Please check out the link below for further information about submitting an article or email the editor – Dr Maureen Legge at: editor@eonz.org.nz

Ngā mihi

Dr Maureen Legge, Dr Allen Hill, Celia Hogan, Dr Chris Eames, Rebecca McCormack – Te Whakatika Interim Editorial Board

[1] Te Whakatika (formerly known as Out and About) describes the start of a journey (to set out), but also means to make correct (to amend and prepare).

ISSN 2624-0513 (Print) ISSN 2624-0512 (Online) is published by Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ).


 For back copies of Te Whakatika, please see our archives page here