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ERIC Number: EJ1163044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Unsettling Environmental Management: Reflections from Two Environmental Studies Graduates in Singapore
Ho, Ezra; Ang, Nicholas
Environmental Education Research, v24 n2 p280-295 2018
Environmental and sustainability programmes in higher education have gained traction over the last several decades. More-than-disciplinary epistemologies and innovative pedagogies promise transformational learning to grapple with contemporary environmental challenges. Environmental programmes thus have implicit messages of social change. Evaluation, thus far, have tended to be methodologically partial, and neglects the student voice. In this paper, we present our co/autoethnography as two graduates of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme from the National University of Singapore. We critically reflect on our experiences in a capstone Environmental Studies module. Highlighting orthodoxies around discourses of "behaviour," the valorising of quantitative knowledges, and the "tyranny of relevance," we argue these neoliberal scripts limits the programme's potential as an agent of social change. In concluding, we make the case for a more critical environmental education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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