The Ecocrisis: Embracing Ecopedagogy and Ecoliteracy
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre
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.