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Do We Know What We Are Doing? Reflections on Learning, Knowledge, Economics, Community and Sustainability

Author(s): Rolf Jucker

Book Description

The discourse of education for sustainability has been severely limited by the fact that it largely refuses to acknowledge important insights from other fields of learning and knowledge. This reluctance to engage with central insights regarding how the world and, more specifically, how human interactions with both the human and non-human world work, ensures that it has remained a largely self-centred discourse. It is tangled up with reflections on education without contextualising them in the real world. As such, it is not just education in general, but also so-called “education for sustainable development” (ESD), that needs to perform a radical paradigm shift and become communal learning in real-time in a real place. This, therefore, necessitates a willingness to face some tough questions regarding its prevailing insularity.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6685-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6685-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2014
Pages / Size: 110 / A5
Price: £41.99
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Biography

Dr Rolf Jucker is currently Director of SILVIVA, the Swiss Foundation for Experiential Environmental Education. He is also working as a Learning for Sustainability Consultant. He served as the Director of the Swiss Foundation for Environmental Education from 2008–2012. Having gained an MSc in Education for Sustainability (EfS), he has worked widely as an international EfS advisor, and has written extensively on the subject, with his publications including Our Common Illiteracy. Education as if the Earth and People mattered (2002).