ABSTRACT

Social Ecology and Education addresses "ecological understanding" as a transformative educational issue: a learning response to emerging insights into social-ecological relationships and the future of life on our planet.

In the face of the existential threats posed by climate change, loss of biodiversity, pandemids and the associated ecological and social challenges; there is a need to extend our responses beyond scientific inquiry and technological initiatives. This book seeks to move the dialogue towards a deeper and broader understanding of the complexities of the issues involved. To achieve this, the book discusses issues rarely addressed through programs in "Education for Sustainability" and "Environmental Education," such as student defined knowledge systems, deep engagement with the implications of indigenous understandings, climate change as symptomatic of broad epistemological problems, social disengagement and differentiated barriers to meaningful change. This work is enriched by its focus on the learning and the learning systems that have led to our current predicament.

This book seeks to initiate considerations of this kind, to invigorate education for sustainable, equitable, healthy and meaningful futures. As such, this book will be of great interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of education and environmental courses.

part Part 1|64 pages

Transforming learning

chapter 21|12 pages

(Edge)Ucation by Design

ByAnn Dale, Hilary Leighton

chapter 2|13 pages

Teaching Social Ecology

ByDavid Wright

chapter 3|13 pages

Transformative Learning Priorities

ByStuart B. Hill

chapter 4|14 pages

What was Education For?

Learning in the shadow of climate change
ByIsak Stoddard

chapter 5|10 pages

Wild Pedagogies and the Promise of a Different Education

Challenges to change
ByBob Jickling, Sean Blenkinsop

part Part 2|46 pages

Transforming Practice

chapter 666|13 pages

Community Education and Partnerships for Sustainable Development

A way forward for Indigenous Asia
BySubarna Sivapalan, Ganakumaran Subramaniam

chapter 7|9 pages

Leadership of the Future, for the Future

An insight into a unique transformative learning programme for sustainability capability
ByKate Harris

chapter 8|12 pages

The Gift of Presence in Groups

An unfolding story of transformative learning
ByDale Hunter, Stephen J. Thorpe

chapter 9|10 pages

Art, Imagination and the Environmental Movement

ByRachael Jacobs, Christine Milne

part Part 3|69 pages

Learning Nature–Culture

chapter 11210|8 pages

Being effective

Social ecological understanding in action
ByCathy McGowan, David Wright

chapter 11|10 pages

Transformative Learning through Māori Migration to Australia

ByRoseanna Henare-Solomona

chapter 12|11 pages

Passionate Immersions in Nature–Cultures of the Everyday

ByJen Dollin

chapter 13|10 pages

Please Explain!

ByBrendon Stewart

chapter 14|9 pages

Have You Ever Found a Gawuraa?

ByChristy Hartlage, Jo Clancy

chapter 15|19 pages

Sustainability Work

An urgent need for a new profession
ByWerner Sattmann-Frese, Stuart B. Hill