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Ecopedagogy

  • By: David W. Jardine
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

The term ecopedagogy is a blending together of the two terms ecology and pedagogy. Unlike environmental studies, ecopedagogy is not concerned with a particular topic area within science education. Rather, ecopedagogy was coined as a way to think about the nature of curriculum itself and as a way to organize, understand, and teach in all curricular areas. As such, it provides teachers and researchers with an alternative model of curricular theory and practice that steps away from antiquated industrial images of knowledge and learning and that is more in line with a wide range of contemporary research in the natural sciences, the human sciences, and work that explores the place of information and communications technologies in education.

Ecopedagogy was formulated as both a critique of and ...

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