Southern African Journal of Environmental Education (Oct 2022)

Transgressive Eco-Arts Pedagogy: A response to Kulundu-Bolus, McGarry and Lotz-Sisitka (SAJEE, Volume 30)

  • Carol Preston

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 38, no. 1
pp. 21 – 35


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Kulundu-Bolus, McGarry and Lotz-Sisitka (2020) have offered transgressive learning as a new approach to environmental education. As a response to their work, this paper describes and discusses aspects of a four-year action research project in which a group of children, adolescents and adults from the rural community of Wakkerstroom-eSizameleni participated in a series of multimodal arts-based interventions in which increased environmental awareness and improved environmental practices were key goals. Five vignettes from these interventions are used to argue that Transgressive Eco-Arts Pedagogy (TEAP) can facilitate community engagement, greater environmental awareness and small steps towards the improved environmental practices that Kulundu-Bolus et al. have called for.