Science, Ecology and Wellbeing

Desmarchelier, Renee (2020) Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. In: The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies Volume 3. Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1451-1453. ISBN 9781526411488


Abstract

The planet, human societies and the natural environment face some daunting challenges in our current neoliberal age. How we respond to such challenges at global, local and personal levels is mediated through our epistemological positions and the knowledges we have to draw upon in order to construct critical understand- ings of interrelationships between people, communities, environments (natural and built) and nations. Within and between these con- texts, particular, dominant ways of knowing and being are privileged and enacted. White, Western knowledge systems, such as science, have provided a guiding framework for societal evaluation of worth. Science has provided a (purportedly) universal, objective way of describing and understanding the natural world and those who dwell within it. This has led to great advances in human achievement and wellbeing on one hand, but also allowed environmental destruction, systematic racism and many other forms of marginalisation.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 03:46
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science, science education, critical pedagogy, ecology, wellbeing
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526486455.n62
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38721

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