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Human Ecology Curriculum

  • By: Kathleen R. Kesson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Scholars in the field of curriculum studies investigate and support a variety of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to education. Human ecology is an interdisciplinary field of study and research that encompasses a variety of disciplines from the ecological sciences to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The term can refer to virtually all aspects of human experience and the interrelationships within and between human communities and natural and human-constructed environments. The human ecology curriculum covers a broad range of issues including the human impact on the environment, how environmental conditions shape the human experience, environmental problems and some of their solutions, and environmental art and design. Human ecology programs and courses of study are mostly housed in institutions of higher education at the undergraduate, ...

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