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ERIC Number: EJ1036524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Future Scenarios and Environmental Education
Kopnina, Helen
Journal of Environmental Education, v45 n4 p217-231 2014
This article explores a number of questions about visions of the future and their implications for environmental education (EE). If the future were known, what kind of actions would be needed to maintain the positive aspects and reverse the negative ones? How could these actions be translated into the aims of EE? Three future scenarios are discussed: the limits to growth (the great tragedy and demise); sustainable development and ecological modernization (hope and innovation); and the Anthropocene park. These scenarios are linked to corresponding EE/ESD approaches and instrumentalism in education is argued as a morally justifiable goal. Finally, education for deep ecology is advocated in order to address the ethical implications of the last scenario.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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