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Semetsky Inna (2010). « Ecoliteracy and Dewey's educational philosophy : Implications for future leaders ». Foresight - The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy, vol. 12, n° 1, p. 31–44. 
Added by: Marie Musset (31 Aug 2010 14:50:42 Europe/Paris)
Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Semetsky2010
Categories: General
Keywords: Australie, EEDD, philosophie
Creators: Semetsky
Collection: Foresight - The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy
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Purpose – This conceptual paper aims to explore ecoliteracy in education as originated in Fritjof Capra's ongoing efforts to foster ecological awareness through schools. Future leaders as ecoliterate will have developed an enhanced perception, a sense of value-judgment in experience and sustainable self and other relations.

Design/methodology/approach – The argument is supported by contemporary science of the complementary pairs as based on coordination dynamics.

Findings – The paper presents Capra's work positioning it alongside new “transdisciplinary education”. The paper argues for the critical examination of the particular structure of knowledge able to inform/develop ecoliteracy, as well as of the nature of educational leadership.

Originality/value – The paper revisits John Dewey's philosophy and his pragmatic inquiry as especially significant for developing ecological thinking and presents his method of deliberation as remarkably similar to “imaginative narrative”, one of the methodologies of futures studies.
Added by: Marie Musset  
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