As lecturer and PhD candidate at FNP I study and teach on the relational being of humans in the world and the implications of that for nature conservation and care-full co-existence on the planet. My work departs from a post-humanist, eco-feminist lens, decentring the human and reflecting upon our conceptualizations of (the rest of) nature, our position in this complex web of interrelations and the agency of non-human beings in the web. I am currently working on a PhD around relational, transformative learning practices in 'wild' learning spaces, situated in a liquid modern world facing climate change and biodiversity loss.
Publications & news
- My work with students on Wild pedagogy appeared in Resource and Trouw.
- Van Tol, R. S., Elands, B. H., Buijs, A. E., & Schouten, M. G. (2022). " Nature Is Where There Is No Electricity and Wifi": Understanding Children's Connectedness with Nature through Their Images of Nature and Emotional Affinity towards Nature. Children, Youth and Environments, 32(2), 35-58. * Please contact me when you want a copy of the article