Mrs van der Merwe loves her birds

Ryan, Elizabeth (Lisa) ORCID: (2013) Mrs van der Merwe loves her birds. In: 7th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC 2013), 9 June - 14 June 2013, Marrakech, Morocco.


Developing 'an ethic of care' is a key focus for environmental educators. Thinking around this issue has often drawn on ideas from environmental philosophy and psychology, locating such issues as the preserve of the individual. A postcolonial reading of an ethics of care adopts a relational, historicised, and fractured perspective-challenging the ways such concepts are assumed to be universal. This paper examines representations from South Africa of an ethic of care. It problematizes the notion of a universal ethical standard and thereby leaves space for contested and hybrid notions of care.

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Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 01:45
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Uncontrolled Keywords: postcolonialism; environmental ethics; cross-cultural representations; South Africa; Eco-Schools; Cultural Studies; Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390105 Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500304 Environmental philosophy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280109 Expanding knowledge in education

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