Aesthetic Experience in the Green Areas of a Brazilian City

An Eco-Phenomenological Approach to Environmental Education


  • Cyntia Thaís da Silva
  • Valéria Ghisloti Iared


coporeality, walking ethnography, education of attention, ecophenomenology


This study investigated the sensory responses of 20 students and a geography teacher in their contact with the green areas around their school in Curitiba, Brazil in 2019. With a theoretical framework of eco-phenomenological and sensory ethnographical references, the study used three data gathering techniques: participant observation, administering a questionnaire,and walking ethnography. Reviewof the data revealed three categories for analysis: phenomenological deconstruction and reconstruction, slow pedagogy,and the education of attention. The results indicate that the urban context is a rich scenario offering various possibilities for awakening interestin environmental education.