Publications

Environmental Education


  • Breunig, M. (2017). Sustaining schoolyard pedagogy through community academic partnerships. Leisure/Loisir, 41(3), 467-490. View PDF
  • Breunig, M., Murtell, J., & Russell, C. (2015). Students' experiences with/in integrated environmental studies programs in Ontario. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 15(4), 267-283. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2014). Now that I know the effects of environmental degradation, do I make pro-environmental choices? Report from Ontario students. Taproot: A Publication of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, 23(1), 32. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2013). Food for thought: An analysis of pro-environmental behaviours and food choices in Ontario environmental studies programs. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 155-172. View PDF
  • Russell, C., Dillon, J., & Breunig, M. (Eds.) (in progress). Environmental Education Reader. Peter Lang: New York, New York.
  • Breunig, M. (2013). Environmental sustainability and environmental justice: From buzzwords to emancipatory pro-environmental behaviour change. Journal of Sustainability Education, 232-248.
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  • Breunig, M., Russell, C., Murtell, J., & Howard, R. (2013). The impact of integrated environmental studies programs: are students motivated to act pro-environmentally? Environmental Education Research, 19(4), 372-386.
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  • Breunig, M. (2012). Harnessing our collective power: A COEO adventure. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 24(3), 4-5.  View PDF
  • Sharpe, E., & Breunig, M. (2009). Strategies for sustaining alternative environmental pedagogy: A case study of three integrated curriculum programs. Environmental Education Research, 15(3), 299-313.
  • Breunig, M., Murtell, & J., Russell, C. (2010, September). The knowledge/action gap in an integrated secondary school program. Paper presented at the North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, Buffalo, NY.
  • Breunig, M., Russell, & C., Murtell, J. (2010, May). Evaluating the complex ecology of participation in integrated environmental studies programs in Ontario. American Educational Research Association. Denver, Colorado.

Experiential Education


  • Breunig, M. (2017). Experientially teaching and learning in a student-directed classroom. Journal of Experiential Education, 40(3), 213-230. View PDF
  • Breunig, M., & Chinnick, J. (submitted). Branching off, branching out, or extending higher: What are the congruities and discongruities between experiential education and environmental education? In C. Russell, J. Dillon, M. Breunig. Environmental education reader. Peter Lang: New York, New York.
  • Breunig, M (2011). Paulo Freire: Critical praxis and experiential education. In T. Smith & C. Knapp (Eds.), Sourcebook of experiential education: Key thinkers and their contributions (pp. 56-64). New York, NY: Routledge. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2009). Teaching Dewey’s Experience and Education experientially. In B. Stremba & C. A. Bisson (Eds). Teaching adventure education theory: Best practices (pp. 122-128). Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2008). The historical roots of experiential education theory and practice. In Warren, K., Loeffler, T.A., & Mitten, D. (Eds.), Theory and practice of experiential education (5th ed.) (pp. 77-92). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education. View PDF

Social Justice


  • Breunig, M. (2017). Cultural and social justice competency. In. B. Martin, M. Breunig, M. Wagstaff, & M. Goldenberg (Eds.), Outdoor leadership: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). (pp. 69-79). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2016). Critical and social justice pedagogies in practice. In M.A. Peters (Ed.). Encyclopedia of educational philosophy and theory. Springer: Singapore. View PDF
  • Rylander, E., & Breunig, M. (2015). River-running metaphor for thinking through social justice competency development. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 27(2), 23-26. View PDF
  • Warren, K., Roberts, N., Breunig, M., Alvarez, A. (2013). Social justice in experiential education: Past, present, and future. Manuscript accepted for publication to the Journal of Experiential Education, 37(1), 89-103. View PDF
  • Breunig, M., & Dear, S. (in press). An international service-learning adventure: A story of Martha’s trip to Peru. Adventure programming. Venture Publishing: USA. 
  • Breunig, M., & Dear, S. (2013). Experiential education, social and environmental justice pedagogies and globalization: From theory to praxis. In K. Paisley & D. Dustin (Eds.), Just Leisure (pp. 117-126). Sagamore: Urbana, IL. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2011). Problematizing critical pedagogy. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3), 2-23. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2009). Teaching for and about critical pedagogy in the post-secondary classroom. Studies in Social Justice, 3(2), 246-262. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2008). Turning experiential education and critical pedagogy theory into praxis. In Warren, K., Loeffler, T.A., & Mitten, D. (Eds.), Theory and practice of experiential education (5th ed.) (pp. 469-483). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2008). Critical pedagogy as praxis. VDM Publishing: Saarbrucken, Germany. View PDF

Outdoor Education


  • Breunig, M. (2017). John Dewey - Purpose play as leisure. In K. Spracken, E. Sharpe, B. Lashua, & S. Swain. Handbook of leisure theory (pp. 355-370). Palgrave: London, UK. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2016). A paddling cinquain. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education Special Issue - Wild Pedagogies, 28(4), 12. 
  • Hutson, G., Breunig, M., & O’Connell T.S. (2009). Sense of place: Reflections on nature, spirit, relationship. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 21(3), 26-27.
  • Breunig, M. (2009). Multiple intelligence theory and learning styles. In B. Stremba & C.A. Bisson (Eds.). Teaching adventure education theory: Best practices (pp. 35-41). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. View PDF 
  • Breunig, M., & O’Connell, T.S. (2008). An overview of outdoor experiential education in Canadian K-12 schools: What has been and what is. Taproot: A Publication of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, 18(1), 10-16. 
  • Jelmberg, J., Goodman, G., Breunig, M., & McLaren, J. (2007). The outdoor classroom: Integrating learning and adventure. Hampton Press: Cresskill, NJ.
  • Martin, B., Cashel, C., Wagstaff, M., & Breunig, M. (2006). Outdoor leadership: Theory and practice. Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL.

SENSE OF COMMUNITY

  • Hutson, G., Anderson, L., Breunig, M., O’Connell, T. S., Todd, S., & Young, A. (2012). A qualitative exploration of sense of community through reflective journals during wilderness outdoor education curricula. Research in Outdoor Education, 11, 1-17.
  • Breunig, M., O’Connell, T., Anderson, L., Todd, S., Young, A., & Anderson, D. (2010). Sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor pursuits trip groups and changes in perceptions of these over time. Journal of Leisure Research, 42(4), 551-572 View PDF
  • Todd, S. L., Young, A. B., Anderson, L. S., O’Connell, T. S., & Breunig, M. (2009, April) Sense of place in outdoor pursuits trip groups.  In D. B. Klenosky & C. LeBlanc Fisher (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42, pp. 172-180). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.  View PDF
  • Breunig, M., & O’Connell, T. (2008). Sense of community among trekkers and mountaineers in South America. New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, 2(3), 69-89.
  • O'Connell, T. S., Todd, S., Breunig, M., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2008). The effect of leadership style on sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor pursuits trip groups. In Hinton, J., Sibthorp, J., Young, A.B., Anderson, M.A. (Eds.), Research in Outdoor Education, 9. Cortland: The Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, SUNY Cortland, pp. 43-59.  View PDF

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Co-authored Risk Management Plans for Lakehead University and Brock University
  • Breunig, M., & O’Connell, T. S. (Guest Eds). (2004). Risk management. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 16(4).

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning


  • Breunig, M., & Penner, J. (2016). Relationship matters: Duo-narrating a graduate student/supervisor journey. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(6), 18-27. View PDF
  • Breunig, M. (2014). The transformative potential of learning through service while "doing” classroom-based research. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  5(1)(1-15).  View PDF
  • Breunig, M (2006). Radical pedagogy as praxis. Radical Pedagogy, 8(1), 1-18. View PDF

Government Reports

  • Hutson, G., Breunig, M., & O’Connell, T. (2008). Objection to recommendation 11 in Niagara Glen Nature Reserve management draft plan.
  • Hutson, G., Breunig, M. O’Connell, T., & Pontsioen, C. (2008). Recommendations for future outdoor recreation use at Conservation Halton Properties: Mount Nemo, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls.