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ERIC Number: EJ1042694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
On the Need to Repoliticise Environmental and Sustainability Education: Rethinking the Postpolitical Consensus
Sund, Louise; Öhman, Johan
Environmental Education Research, v20 n5 p639-659 2014
This article draws attention to the possibilities of the ongoing philosophical discussion about cosmopolitan universal values in relation to the normative challenges in environmental and sustainability education (ESE). The purpose of this paper is to clarify the philosophical problems of addressing universally sustainable responsibilities and values in ESE. Our arguments draw inspiration from the work of three poststructuralist scholars: we explore how Butler develops her claim that universal assertion requires a cultural translation, how Mouffe exposes the political in universal claim and how Todd argues that education needs to introduce students to a political language that enables them to critically reflect on their own and other groups' values and actions. In the concluding part, we suggest the following guidelines for rethinking ESE: unmasking the political dimension, re-politicising education, seeing beyond the relativist and objectivist divide and using passion as a moving force.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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