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ERIC Number: EJ978231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Promoting Ethical and Environmental Awareness in Vulnerable Communities: A Research Action Plan
Araujo, Ulisses
Journal of Moral Education, v41 n3 p389-397 2012
Urban populations that live in the outskirts of major Latin American cities usually face conditions of vulnerability attached to complex environmental issues, such as the lack of sewerage, floods, pollution and soil and water contamination. This article reports an intervention research programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil that combines a moral education approach with sustainability awareness in vulnerable communities. The main conceptual foundations of the project, designed to empower the community and promote ethical and environmental awareness are: strengthening the ties between the school and the surrounding community in order to construct "moral atmosphere"; adoption of Problem- and Project-based Learning and the Design Thinking approach to reach the proposed goals. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil