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Type: Book chapter
Title: University responsibility in a world of environmental catastrophe: cognitive justice, engagement and an ethic of care in learning
Author: Garlick, S.
Matthews, J.
Citation: University engagement and environmental sustainability, 2014 / Inman, P., Robinson, D.L. (ed./s), Ch.1, pp.9-28
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publisher Place: United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2014
Series/Report no.: Universities and Lifelong Learning Series
ISBN: 9780719091629
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Steve Garlick and Julie Matthews
Abstract: Higher education has provided little leadership and few conceptual tools to assist us to better understand our place, among others, in leading the world towards a more sustainable future. We continue to educate society in ways oblivious to the mounting crisis of unsustainability (Orr 1992). Instead, our universities reinforce human exceptionalism in environmental matters with a diet of managerialism, funding demands, competitive ratings predicated on institutional instrumentalism, and path-dependent curricula based on a ‘knowing about’ pedagogy rather than one that enhances capability in ‘being-for’. This approach has proven spectacularly disastrous in dealing with critical concerns of the planet. This chapter suggests an alternative curriculum to transform our institutions of higher education
Keywords: Alternative curriculum; Higher education; pedagogy
Rights: © Manchester University Press
RMID: 0030043916
DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719091629.003.0002
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