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ERIC Number: EJ942815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Ecological Identity through Dialogue
Scott, Charles
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v15 p135-149 2010
Martin Buber's philosophy of dialogue offers an epistemic and ontological orientation upon which an ecological identity can be established as part of an integrated, environmental education. I consider here the significance of a relational self in establishing this ecological identity, as well as the benefits from doing so. This relational, dialogical self is developed through a comprehensive, integrated approach of nurturing dialogical capacities: becoming aware, by confirmation of the other, and empathic inclusion. In turn, these capacities can be developed through a praxis of dialogue which includes artistic, contemplative, and relational pedagogical practices. (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 - Evaluative
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Language: English
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