Learning Toward an Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices (Paperback)

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By E. O'Sullivan (Editor)
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In their latest book, Edmund O'Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor highlight the pedagogical practices that foster transformation from our current way of thinking about our place in the world to an underlying ecological way of seeing and acting. Learning Towards Ecological Consciousness offers the reader a selection of transformative practices that demonstrate, in specific contexts, the complex journey and contextual conditions that move us forward towards a deeper realization that we are part of the world around us, holding a greater promise for deeper ecological awareness. To this end, thirteen chapters offer a rich array of practices in diverse life settings - educational environments, communities and workplaces and personal relationships. Contributors and their material represent a range of cultures, work setting and professions. The aspect of O'Sullivan and Taylor's new book that distinguishes it from other books in the field is its exploration of how consciousness can be transformed through practices, experience and action.

About the Author

Edmund O'Sullivan is with the Transformative Learning Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies on Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

Marilyn M. Taylor is Associate of the Transformative Learning Centre at the University of Toronto, Professor Emeritus of Concordia University, Montreal, and co-founder of the Canadian Institute for Research and Education in Human Systems.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781403963055
ISBN-10: 1403963053
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2004
Pages: 266
Language: English