Investigators of the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) published a Chapter in the Book Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change
- June 19th, 2012
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Neilson, A.L., Blomberg, G. Gabriel, R. (2012). Spirited practice of transformative education for sustainability. In: Arjen Wals & Peter Blaze Corcoran (Eds.). Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change. Wageningen, NL: Wageningen University Press
A chapter authored by the investigators of the Azorean Biodiversity Group Alison Neilsen and Rosalina Gabriel was published in the Book "Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change" edited by Wageningen University Press
Just in time for Rio +20, the book, "Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change", is described in the publisher’s flyer as follows:
We live in turbulent times, our world is changing at accelerating speed. Information is everywhere, but wisdom appears in short supply when trying to address key inter-related challenges of our time such as; runaway climate change, the loss of biodiversity, the depletion of natural resources, the on-going homogenization of culture, and rising inequity. Living in such times has implications for education and learning. This book explores the possibilities of designing and facilitating learning-based change and transitions towards sustainability. In 31 chapters contributors from across the world discuss (re)emerging forms of learning that not only assist in breaking down unsustainable routines, forms of governance, production and consumption, but also can help create ones that are more sustainable. The book has been divided into three parts: re-orienting science and society, re-connecting people and planet and re-imagining education and learning. This is essential reading for educators, educational designers, change agents, researchers, students, policymakers and entrepreneurs alike, concerned about the well-being of the planet and convinced of our ability to do better.