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Empathetic Education : An Ecological Perspective on Educational Knowledge - Mathew C. Cotton

Empathetic Education

An Ecological Perspective on Educational Knowledge

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Published: 23rd October 1998
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The health of our global environment is increasingly affected by our technological advance - rain, rivers, lakes, forests, soil, climate all suffer at human hands. Laura and Cotton suggest that the society committed to the technological transformation of the natural environment into an artificial one, is also, paradoxically, a society committed to its own destruction. Currently, one of the major concerns of environmental education is to address this problem more concertedly than hitherto. This book represents a radical departure from the traditional approach to environmental education. It argues that the knowledge base behind current teaching is flawed, and the resulting mind-sets and attitudes are often counterproductive to the aims of environmental education.

Introduction: Challenging the Contemporary Paradigm of Educational Knowledge; 1. The Price we Pay for Technology; 2. Why Educational Knowledge is Neither Theory Free Nor Value Free; 3. Educational Ideology and Indoctrination; 4. The Reductionist Ghost in the Educational Machines; 5. Towards a Reconstruction of the Foundations of Environmental Education; 6. Extending the Boundaries of Educational Knowledge; 7. The Epistemic Resacrilization of Nature

ISBN: 9780750707633
ISBN-10: 0750707631
Series: Knowledge, Identity & School Life Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 23rd October 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1