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Learning Toward an Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices

  • Editors
  • Edmund V. O’Sullivan
  • Marilyn M. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction Conundrum, Challenge, and Choice

    1. Edmund V. O’Sullivan, Marilyn M. Taylor
      Pages 1-4
    2. Edmund V. O’Sullivan, Marilyn M. Taylor
      Pages 5-23
  3. Educational Forms and Processes Toward Ecological Consciousness

  4. Learning Through Engagement in the Life World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-101
    2. Gregory A. Cajete
      Pages 103-113
    3. Dorothy Ettling, Lulesa Guilian
      Pages 115-131
    4. Jessica T. Kovan, John M. Dirkx
      Pages 133-148
    5. Patricia E. Boverie, Michael Kroth
      Pages 149-163
  5. The Dynamic Relation of Personal Agency in Community Context

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


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.


consciousness education environment learning philosophy sociology

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