Title

The Ecocrisis: Embracing Ecopedagogy and Ecoliteracy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

4138

Comments

Lummis, G. (2007). The Ecocrisis: Embracing Ecopedagogy and Ecoliteracy. Proceedings of the World Conference on Science and Technology Education 2007.

Abstract

For over forty years, the world's leading scientists have warned that expanding rates of global industrialisation are not sustainable. Major economies and their educational institutions have fostered pedagogical experiences, which reinforce a consumer-centred perspective. Much of the industrialised world has become abstracted away from the life and living processes. In order to avoid an ecological crisis in the twenty first century, humanity's collective survival is dependent upon accommodating an educational shift towards a global ecoliteracy premised upon ecosphere inclusiveness in diverse disciplines. In addition, world governments need to endorse an ecopedagogy, to steer the agenda of global politics; economics; science and technology, within a framework of ecosphere sustainability.

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