Ecology and Environmental Education

Environmental education encompasses a wide umbrella of teaching and learning practices with ethical, historical, and political dimensions. Children are disproportionately affected by social and ecological problems while at the same time, children’s access to decision-making processes is obstructed by political barriers. This raises the critical ethical point that children are integral to enduring struggles for justice. The collective agency of children and youth has quickly built a contemporary global movement for action against climate change, sparked by the student strike of Greta Thunberg from Sweden, who was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Critical to this discussion is the role of education in building children’s and intergenerational awareness of social and natural environments and acquiring knowledge that can trace blueprints for action. Key concepts ...

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