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Bowers, Chet – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
This article discusses how the cultural commons that exist in every community, both rural and urban, carry forward the intergenerational knowledge and skills that enable people to live more mutually supportive lives that are less dependent upon consumerism and that have a smaller ecological footprint. Also discussed is why public schools and…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Cultural Capital, Social Environment, Social Capital
Ohman, Johan; Ostman, Leif – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
This article aims to contribute to the debate about the moral and ethical aspects of education for sustainable development by suggesting a clarification of ethics and morals through an investigation of how these aspects appear in educational practice. The ambition is both to point to the normative dangers of education for sustainable development…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Ethics
Kentish, Barry; Robottom, Ian – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
In Australia there has been a rapid move to an acceptance of education for sustainability as mainstream environmental education. We argue that education for sustainability, with its platform of assisting individuals in making apparently informed decisions to create a more sustainable world, is at some distance from promoting more ethically-based…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Caring, Sustainable Development
Melville, Wayne; Yaxley, Bevis; Wallace, John – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
This article develops the notion that virtues can be utilized as a means of understanding the professional expertise that science teachers demonstrate when they deal with socioscientific issues. Socioscientific issues are those contentious issues that connect science to the society in which it operates--environmental issues being a prime example.…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Education
Haigh, Martin – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Sri Dattatreya, who Lord Krishna quotes in "The Uddhava Gita", has been evoked as a guru for environmental education. Sri Dattatreya gained enlightenment by observing the world, which provided Him with 24 instructors. These taught Him the futility of mundane attachments, the benefits of contemplation and forebearance, and a path towards the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
Capra, Fritjof – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
This paper discusses the conceptual foundations for "Education for Sustainable Patterns of Living," the mission of the Center for Ecoliteracy in California. It offers an operational definition of ecological sustainability, and proposes study of living systems as a framework for understanding ecology. It considers key concepts for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Sustainable Development, Educational Philosophy
Stone, Michael K. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
This paper complements Fritjof Capra's paper in this issue, "Sustainable Living, Ecological Literacy, and the Breath of Life." It explores how concepts essential to ecological literacy can also guide strategies for overcoming barriers to introducing integrated, multidisciplinary pedagogy into school curricula. It examines how the crisis…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Barriers, Educational Strategies
Curthoys, Lesley P. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University offers a third-year course on ecological literacy. The course evolved from one with a predominant scientific approach to studying the bioregion to one that embraced a broader epistemological stance, giving greater authority, voice, and presence to nearby landscapes. This…
Descriptors: College Students, College Instruction, Land Use, Undergraduate Study
Campbell, Mora; Timmerman, Peter – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The vast majority of literature and practices in environmental education focuses on places and spaces. Little attention has been paid to time and temporalities as elements of environments, and the ways in which how we experience time affects our experience of place. This paper is an examination of the ways in which reflection on time can be…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Research Projects
Mortari, Luigina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The root of the ecological crisis lies in an ethic of nature consumption. In order to reconstruct our cultural framework, it is necessary to cultivate another ethical approach, an ethic of care. It is the responsibility of school to encourage students to learn how to care for not only the human world, but also for the natural world. This paper is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Rural Schools, Environmental Education, Phenomenology