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Gray, Donald, Ed.; Colucci-Gray, Laura, Ed.; Camino, Elena, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Recent work in science and technological studies has provided a clearer understanding of the way in which science functions in society and the interconnectedness among different strands of science, policy, economy and environment. It is well acknowledged that a different way of thinking is required in order to address problems facing the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Democracy, Science and Society
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Sterling, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The importance of recognising the mismatch between a shared perception of separateness in Western thinking and the systemic and inevitably participative nature of the world is outlined. The article then traces the development of forms of "education for change" that seek to address sustainability issues that stem from dissociation, and notes that…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
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Sterling, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This explorative paper works across discourses to suggest the possibility and potential of an integrative paradigm for sustainability education that reconciles instrumental and intrinsic educational traditions, informed and infused by resilience theory and social learning. It argues that such an integrative view is required in the context of the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Environmental Education, Models
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Blake, Joanna; Sterling, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This paper explores the impact of short immersive residentials at a radical institution for staff currently working in a mainstream one; in this instance, at Schumacher College for those at the nearby University of Plymouth (UK). Schumacher is an independent, alternative college offering residential courses in "transformative learning for…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Transformative Learning, Scholarships, Environmental Education
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Sterling, Stephen; Scott, William – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper provides a commentary on education for sustainable development (ESD) within higher education (HE) in England, set against the wider international and European background. The recent history of attempts to clarify ESD and its implications for higher education institutions is outlined, and some of the tensions between a developing agenda…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends
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Sterling, Stephen; Witham, Heather – Environmental Education Research, 2008
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a UK-wide organisation that works with higher education institutions and 24 discipline-based Subject Centres to improve the student learning experience. This paper outlines the work of one of its initiatives, the HEA ESD Project. While a small part of the Academy's overall work, the Project is attracting…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Experience, Student Experience, Improvement Programs
Sterling, Stephen – 2001
Today, most learning is functional or informational learning, which is oriented towards socialization and vocational goals that take no account of sustainability. This has been reinforced in Western educational systems by the introduction of a managerial view of education which has paralleled recent economic restructuring. This modernist…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Criticism, Ecology
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Sterling, Stephen R., Ed. – Annual Review of Environmental Education, 1991
The purpose of this annual publication is to report, evaluate, encourage, and help guide progress in Environmental Education (EE) in the United Kingdom and to provide information on important initiatives and comparative international developments. Issues and priorities are identified with an emphasis on current EE philosophy rather than practice…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Development
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Sterling, Stephen R. – Environmentalist, 1985
Proposes that a new systemic, organic world view is needed to guide future thought and action for the environment. States that an understanding of history is critical in the development of an integrative environmental ethic. Also offers a philosophical framework that recognizes the integrity of human communities and natural systems. (ML)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ecology, Environmental Education, Ethics
Sterling, Stephen R. – Environmental Education Report and Newsletter, 1985
Reports on the current status of and trends in environmental education in England and Wales. The structures of the schools and governing bodies in these countries are also explained. Improvements in programs as a result of environmental interest groups and mounting awareness of problems are anticipated. (DH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries