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ERIC Number: EJ881754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
In Search of an Ecological Approach to Research: A Meditation on Topos
Pivnick, Janet
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p143-154 2003
Ecophilosophers suggest that the achievement of environmental sustainability requires a transformation in worldview, from a modern to an ecological worldview. This suggestion poses a very interesting challenge for researchers in environmental disciplines. What would research look like that is grounded in an ecological worldview? What would it mean not simply to do ecological research but to do research ecologically? More critically, how can research that is focused on environmental concerns be conducted in a way that embodies the characteristics of an ecological worldview? This article outlines the way in which one researcher tangled with and came to terms with these questions and provides an overview of the resultant ecological approach to research. (Contains 4 notes.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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