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ERIC Number: EJ1208964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Training Transdisciplinary Educators: Intercultural Learning and Regenerative Practices in Ecuador
Collado-Ruano, Javier; Madroñero-Morillo, Mario; Álvarez-González, Freddy
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v38 n2 p177-194 Mar 2019
The main goal of this article is to explain the transdisciplinary training model developed at the National University of Education (UNAE) in Ecuador, based on the ancestral worldviews of "Buen Vivir" (Good Living). "Good Living" is a philosophical and political concept of the Kichwa indigenous peoples in the Andean Region, where human beings are interconnected with planet Earth and the whole cosmos. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to recognize the Rights of Nature in its Constitution, in order to face climate change and to restore the ecological footprint. This article first unifies scientific knowledge with ancestral wisdom, creating an inter-epistemological dialogue using a transdisciplinary approach. Second, the article explores the epistemological notions of transdisciplinary education: self-training, hetero-training, eco-training, and onto-training. Third, the article argues that as a result, Educational Sciences of Good Living emerged to (re)design regenerative cultures that face socio-ecological challenges of the Anthropocene age. In sum, the article argues that training transdisciplinary educators implies an intercultural, decolonial, and biocentric approach that promotes their inner spiritual self-awareness, among other perceptive, affective, emotional, rhetorical, poetic, epistemic, creative, artistic, cognitive, and philosophical dimensions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador