Earth in Mind
Title Earth in Mind PDF eBook
Author David W. Orr
Publisher Island Press
Pages 0
Release 2004-07-30
Genre Education
ISBN 9781559634953

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In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that: alienates us from life in the name of human domination causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are overemphasizes success and careers separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical deadens the sense of wonder for the created world The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge. The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an ecological perspective, and challenges the "terrible simplifiers" who wish to substitute numbers for values. He follows with a presentation of principles for re-creating education in the broadest way possible, discussing topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. Orr concludes by presenting concrete proposals for reorganizing the curriculum to draw out our affinity for life.



Earth in Mind
Title Earth in Mind PDF eBook
Author David W. Orr
Publisher Island Press
Pages 238
Release 2004-07-30
Genre Education
ISBN 1559634952

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Part 1: The problem of education: What is education for? - The dangers of education - The problem of education - The business of education; Part 2: First principles: Love - Some thoughts on intelligence - Reflections on water and oil - Virtue - Forests and trees - Politics - Economics - Judgment, Pascal's Wagner and economics in a hotter time; Part 3: Rethinking education: Rating colleges - The problem of disciplines and the discipline of problems - Professionalism and the human prospect - Designing minds - Architecture as pedagogy - Agriculture and the liberals arts - Educating a constituency for the long hail; Part 4: Destinations: Love it or lose it: the coming bibliophilia revolution - A world that takes its environment seriously - Prices and the life exchanged: costs of the US food system - Refugees or homecomers: conjectures about the future of rural America - Hope in hard times.



Earth in Mind
Title Earth in Mind PDF eBook
Author David W. Orr
Publisher
Pages 228
Release 1994
Genre Education
ISBN

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In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that: alienates us from life in the name of human domination causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are overemphasizes success and careers separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical deadens the sense of wonder for the created world The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an ecological perspective, and challenges the terrible simplifiers who wish to substitute numbers for values. He follows with a presentation of principles for re-creating education in the broadest way possible, discussing topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. Orr concludes by presenting concrete proposals for reorganizing the curriculum to draw out our affinity for life.



(Re)Storying Human/Earth Relationships in Environmental Education
Title (Re)Storying Human/Earth Relationships in Environmental Education PDF eBook
Author Kathryn Riley
Publisher Springer Nature
Pages 141
Release 2023-06-21
Genre Education
ISBN 9819925878

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This book is situated in the simultaneous thinking (theory) and doing (action) of posthumanist performativity and new materialist methodologies to bring forth a multitude of stories that demonstrate co-constituted and co-implicated worldmaking practices. It is written in response to the fact that our Earth is at a critical juncture. As atmospheric temperatures rise and cast unprecedented and wide-spread social and ecological crises across the planet, social and ecological injustices and threats cannot be separated from globalising, neoliberal, capitalist, and colonial discourses that proliferate through anthropocentric and humancentric logics. Manifesting in binary classifications that position the human as separate from the Earth, and dominant categories of the human in hierarchies of power, such logics homogenise and institutionalise the field of environmental education and result in an over-emphasis on instrumentalist, technicist, and mechanistic teaching and learning practices. Exploring the affects emerging within, and between, an assemblage comprising Researcher/Teacher/Environmental Education Worldings, this book seeks to understand how the researcher makes sense of herself with/in the broader ecologies of the world; collaborative processes with an elementary-school teacher in Saskatchewan, Canada, as actualised through four co-created and co-implemented multisensory researcher/teacher enactments (Mindful Walking, Mapping Worlds, Eco-art Installation, and Photographic Encounters); and how the researcher/teacher organises themselves with Land-based pedagogies, environmental education curriculum policy, and wider discourses of Western education. This book does not propose a better way of teaching and learning in environmental education. Rather, showing how difference between categories is relationally bound, this book offers a conceptual (re)storying of human/Earth relationships in environmental education for social and ecological justice in these times of the Anthropocene.



Education Studies
Title Education Studies PDF eBook
Author Stephen Ward
Publisher Routledge
Pages 237
Release 2004-02-26
Genre Education
ISBN 1134357672

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Written specifically for students on Education Studies degree courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, Education Studies: A Student's Guide introduces a wide range of topics and issues, from knowledge and learning, and policy and schooling to the ways in which education is a force for change across the globe. The book is split into three comprehensive sections which challenge our assumptions about education. It explores a wide range of perspectives on education in different countries and cultures, provides critiques of current policies and practice and analyzes learning and the nature of knowledge itself. Specific topics covered include: the global dimension in the curriculum cultural and religious plurality in education the effective teacher gender and educational achievement special educational needs and inclusion in mainstream schools ICT and learning for the future language, power and education. With chapter summaries, questions for discussion and reflection and suggestions for further reading, Education Studies: A Student's Guide will be a valuable resource for all students of Education Studies as well as BEd and PGCE students.



Quality of Human Resources: Education - Volume III
Title Quality of Human Resources: Education - Volume III PDF eBook
Author Natalia P. Tarasova
Publisher EOLSS Publications
Pages 320
Release 2009-11-10
Genre
ISBN 190583909X

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Quality of Human Resources: Education is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme is organized into five different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: Foundations of Educational Systems; Knowledge for Education; Structural Foundations of Educational Systems; Educational Systems: Case Studies and Educational Indices; Education for Sustainable Development. Each of these consists of a topic chapter emphasizing the general aspects and various subject articles explaining the back ground, theory and practice of a specific type of education which is a very important factor in human development and awareness for achieving global sustainable development. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.



Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education
Title Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education PDF eBook
Author Douglas D. Karrow
Publisher Springer Nature
Pages 344
Release 2020-01-01
Genre Education
ISBN 3030250164

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This book was inspired by the inaugural National Roundtable on Environmental and Sustainability Education in Canadian Faculties of Education (Roundtable 2016), which took place June 14-16, 2016, at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Roundtable 2016 brought together over seventy participants from across Canada, including educators, researchers, policy-makers, consultants, and community organizations. Over the course of three days, participants took part in keynote addresses, research colloquia, networking socials, and collaborative inquiry activities focused on Environmental Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE). Roundtable 2016 resulted in the publication of a National Action Plan containing action-oriented recommendations for enhancing ESE-TE, and a position statement titled “The Otonabee Declaration,” where delegates articulated their views regarding environmental degradation, the critical need for enhancing ESE-TE, and, the role educators, children, youth, educational institutions, policy makers, and Indigenous communities play in enhancing ESE-TE in Canada. This volume concludes with a discussion placing current Canadian ESE-TE theory and practice within an international context.