From landscape interpretation to the identification of agroecological skills

Subtitle / abstract Identification of agroecological skills and analysis of the conceptions of learners with regards to agroecology
Domain of activity
  • Animation of group
  • Educational sequence
  • Training
Objective of the tool/method The landscape represents an endless source of emotion and information. Landscape interpretation may have a number of objectives but it notably enables us to highlight learners’ conceptions about agroecology and identify, on a territorial or smallholding scale, agroecological skills which have shaped the landscape.
Description of the tool Everyone is more sensitive or rational when considering an immediate environment. In pedagogical terms, sensitivity and rationality are highly complementary and we can develop this theme to generate information about agroecological skills which have shaped a given landscape. Where the ‘rational’ has a predominant place in our teaching, one must always take sensitivity into account too, whether applied consciously or not.
More information We propose different methods and tools which promote a sensitive or rational approach to the landscape.
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Succes factor It is preferable to choose a new landscape, one which is unknown to the participants. The surprise effect will stimulate the desire to understand and interpret without a feeling of ‘déjà vu’. The leader takes care to always ensure listening and respect, void of any value judgements.
Challenges Depending on the group dynamic, the approach may be reduced to a simple walk, an opportunity to get out and about and exchange with colleagues. It is always important though to alternate between group moments and individual moments, between introspection and sharing.
Contact Michel Vidal
Contact email
Address 9 rue Célestin Freinet
Author of the index card Marie-Laure Girault
Author structure Institut d'éducation à l'agro-environnement de Florac