Scott Jukes

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Outdoor Environmental Education
Location: Berwick Campus, Room 130F
Phone: 03 5327 6168


  • Doctor of Philosophy - La Trobe University - 2022
  • Master of Outdoor Education and Environment - La Trobe University - 2018
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University - 2007



  • Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education


  • Outdoor Living and Travel Skills – Land (OEEDU1004)
  • Outdoor living and Travel Skills – Water (OEEDU1005)
  • Journeys in Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEEDU2100)
  • Adventure and Outdoor Recreation (OEEDU2500)
  • Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Learning (OEEDU2000)


Scott Jukes is a lecturer in Outdoor Environmental Education at Federation University, Australia. His research explores pedagogical development and experimentation in outdoor environmental education, inspired by posthumanist and new materialist theories. His doctoral research explored more-than-human pedagogies as a conceptual approach for thinking differently about places, landscapes and environmental problems. He is particularly interested in ways we may grapple with place-specific environmental problems and engage with more-than-human worlds. Methodologically, Scott enacts what he calls immanent praxiography as an emergent mode of inquiry that acknowledges the entanglement of theory and practice in outdoor environmental education.

Scott has a passion for the river, mountain and coastal environments of south-eastern Australia and enjoys teaching and spending time in these places. Scott is also the Media Editor for the Australian Journal of Environmental Education.

Research interests

  • Places/landscapes and learning
  • More-than-human entanglement
  • Responses to environmental precarity
  • Posthumanist education theory
  • New Materialisms
  • Post qualitative inquiry
  • Post paradigmatic inquiry
  • Emergent and creative approaches to research


Book chapters

Stewart, A., Jukes, S., Mikaels, J., & Mangelsdorf, A. (2021) Reading landscapes: Engaging with places. In: Thomas, G., Dyment, J., & Prince, H. (Eds) Outdoor Environmental Education in Higher Education. International perspectives in Outdoor and Environmental Education, (pp. 201-213). Springer, Cham.

Refereed journal articles

Jukes, S., Clarke, D., Mcphie, J. (2021). The wisp of an outline - Storying ontology as environmental inquiry - education. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1-17.

Jukes, S., Stewart, A., & Morse, M. (2021). Following lines in the landscape: Playing with a posthuman pedagogy in outdoor environmental education. Australian Journal of Environmental Education,1-16.

Jukes, S. (2021). Thinking with a landscape: The Australian Alps, horses and pedagogical considerations. Australian Journal of Environmental Education,37(2), 89-107.

Jukes, S. (2020) Thinking through making: junk paddles, distant forests and pedagogical possibilities. Environmental Education Research, 26:12, 1746-1763.

Jukes, S. & Reeves, Y. (2020) More-than-human stories: experimental co- productions in outdoor environmental education pedagogy. Environmental Education Research, 26:9-10, 1294-1312,

Jukes, S., Stewart, A. & Morse, M. (2019) Acknowledging the agency of a more-than-human world: material relations on a Snowy River journey. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education 22, 93–111.

Refereed conference proceedings

Jukes, S. (2021) Reading more-than-human stories in the landscape. Adventure Tourism Research Association webinar series (Theme – Staying with the Trouble: Adventure in the Anthropocene, Capitalocene & Chthulucene).

Jukes, S. (2018) Thinking outdoor environmental education differently: material relations on a Snowy River journey. 8th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

Jukes, S. (2018) Nature, place, learning and ontology on a Snowy River journey. 2018 National Outdoor Education Conference, Hobart, Tas, Australia.

Book reviews

Jukes, S. (2020) Review of Developing place-responsive pedagogy in outdoor environmental education: A rhizomatic curriculum autobiography by Alistair Stewart. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.23:3, 323-327

Jukes, S. (2020) Posthuman insights for environmental education. A review of Mental health and wellbeing in the Anthropocene: A posthuman inquiry, by Jamie Mcphie. 2019, Singapore: Springer Nature. €69.99, ISBN 978-981-13-3326-2., The Journal of Environmental Education, 51:5, 395-398


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