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Education, Sustainability and the Ecological Social Imaginary

Connective Education and Global Change

Authors: Buckles, Jeff

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  • Argues that the Earth is going through a profound transformation, caused in large part by human activity
  • Develops a model of what education could look like if humankind focused upon the ecological challenges of the 21st Century
  • Maps out possible foundations of a post-modern world, one in which humankind lives in harmony with the planet
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About this book

This book analyses the evidence for global change, and suggests that the Earth is going through a profound transformation, caused in large part by human action. Land, oceans, polar regions and the atmosphere are all being deeply affected by the human population's lifestyle: what should the educational response be to these various aspects of global change? To answer this, the values of an ecological response are developed, leading to the notion of an 'Ecological Social Imaginary', which looks at how humans can change their way of living to one that is more in harmony with the planet that they live on and depend upon. To enable this, an ecological form of education, Connective Education, is proposed. This focuses on how the human and natural world can be connected for the benefit of humankind and all living and non-living entities, joining head, hand, heart and spirit to the web of life. It is argued that through Connective Education, a particular type of person is formed: one who is able to take their place in the human and natural world, and in this way truly connect with their planet. The book will be essential reading for those working in the fields of Education and Environmental Studies. 

About the authors

Jeff Buckles is Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University, UK. He has 20 years' experience of teaching in secondary, middle and primary schools as a teacher and head teacher. He has also taught in Higher Education for 16 years.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Buckles, Jeff

  • Setting the Scene: Domains, Challenges and the Social Imaginary

    Pages 13-23

    Buckles, Jeff

  • The Modern Social Imaginary

    Pages 25-49

    Buckles, Jeff

  • Education in the Modern Social Imaginary

    Pages 51-76

    Buckles, Jeff

  • The Major Challenges of the 21st Century?

    Pages 77-104

    Buckles, Jeff

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74441-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08992-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education, Sustainability and the Ecological Social Imaginary
Book Subtitle
Connective Education and Global Change
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74442-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74442-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74441-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08992-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 212
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
Topics