MJ Barrett

Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability
Associate Member, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education
Member, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Regina
  • Master of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Bachelor of History and Literature (Honours), Harvard University

Research Interests

Environmental education; human-nature relations; intuitive human-animal communication; ways of knowing; intuitive, Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies; healing the human-nature divide; discourse: ecopsychology: threshold concepts and transformative learning.

Courses and Upcoming Workshops

  • ENVS 811.3 - Multiple Ways of Knowing in Environmental Decision-making - This course examines multiple ways of knowing (epistemologies) used in environmental decision-making, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal knowledge systems.  The course involves critical examination of human-nature relations. Students are asked to analyze their own decision-making beliefs and practices in the context of multiple understandings of the world.  Applications to the legal "duty to consult" with Aboriginal peoples will be addressed.
  • Intuitive Interspecies Communication 2015 - for details, click here