Environmental Learning

Insights From Research Into the Student Experience

Authored by: Cecilia Lundholm , Nick Hopwood , Mark Rickinson

International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892384
eBook ISBN: 9780203813331
Adobe ISBN: 9781136699313

10.4324/9780203813331.ch25

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Abstract

There is growing interest in the role of learning within debates about the environment and sustainability. This is reflected in the titles of several recent publications in the field: Social Learning Towards a Sustainable World (Wals, 2007); Participation and Learning: Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and Sustainability (Reid, Jensen, Nikel, & Simovska, 2008); Environmental Education: Learning, Culture and Agency (Stevenson & Dillon, 2010); and Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: the Roles of Learning and Education (Krasny, Lundholm, & Plummer, 2011). It is also clearly articulated in Scott and Gough's (2003) volume on Sustainable Development and Learning which works from the basis that:

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