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ERIC Number: EJ881779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
A Methodological Proposal for Environmental Education
Foladori, Guillermo
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v10 n1 p125-140 2005
This paper discusses methodological criteria for environmental education. The place of environmental education in the curriculum has led to its being considered as a dimension that should cut across different disciplines, instead of offering a corpus of contents by itself. Nevertheless, experience has shown that ecology has systematically filled up the contents of environmental education. In the following pages I try to explain: (a) the reasons why ecology has gained hegemony, as well as the limitations that this approach represents; (b) the place and evolution of the concept of Sustainable Development in relation to the ecological approach; and (c) the methodological importance of the distinction between technical and social relations as a way to improve on the ecological approach. (Contains 2 figures.)
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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