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ERIC Number: EJ902422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Environmental Education for Social-Ecological System Resilience: A Perspective from Activity Theory
Krasny, Marianne E.; Roth, Wolff-Michael
Environmental Education Research, v16 n5-6 p545-558 Oct 2010
In this paper we attempt to integrate environmental education, with a focus on building capacity at the level of the individual, with frameworks for resilience, with a focus on adaptive capacity at the level of the social-ecological system. Whereas previous work has focused on enhancing system-level capacity through building adaptive capacity in individuals, we suggest a wider range of processes for linking individual learning with resilience in social-ecological systems. In particular, we use activity theory as a lens to examine how environmental education programs situated within adaptive co-management practices might foster learning among youth while contributing directly to environmental quality, building and distributing multiple forms of knowledge among stakeholders, and changing adult behaviors in a local watershed. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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