Toward a Pedagogy of Land: The Urban Context

  • Sandra Styres York University
  • Celia Haig-Brown York University
  • Melissa Blimkie York University


This article examines the possibilities when shifting what we have come to call a pedagogy of Land from rural to urban contexts. The authors explore some persisting questions around what it means to bring a pedagogy of Land into classrooms and communities in urban settings. The authors consider the ways a pedagogy of Land might translate from rural to urban contexts while addressing some of the ways this work may move forward in a good way. Further, the authors share various aspects that have allowed Land to inform both pedagogy and praxis in teacher education focusing on student success, particularly Aboriginal students within schools.

Author Biographies

Sandra Styres, York University
Faculty of Education
Celia Haig-Brown, York University
Professor, Faculty of Education
Melissa Blimkie, York University
Faculty of Education
How to Cite
Styres, S., Haig-Brown, C., & Blimkie, M. (2013). Toward a Pedagogy of Land: The Urban Context. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 36(2), 34-67. Retrieved from