ERIC Number: EJ866062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
A Response to Scott's Concerns about the Relevance of Environmental Education Research: Applying Social-Ecological Systems Thinking and Consilience to Defining Research Goals
Krasny, Marianne E.
Environmental Education Research, v15 n2 p189-198 Apr 2009
In William Scott's plenary address at the World Environmental Education Conference, he expressed concerns about the relevance of environmental education research in a world facing global environmental and demographic change. In responding to Scott's concerns, I argue that addressing challenges related to development and the environment requires examining EE goals at multiple levels as well as bridging diverse disciplines. I further suggest that integrating social-ecological systems and other approaches in environmental education research may provide a means for consilience among potentially divisive environmental education practice and research traditions. In so doing, I hope to spark debate about possibilities for an environmental education research agenda and learning organisation that spurs action relevant to concerns about the environment, individuals, and their communities.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Ecology, Social Systems, Citizenship Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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