A round peg into a square hole: transdisciplinary sustainability education in a modular mass education system

Greig, Alison (2019) A round peg into a square hole: transdisciplinary sustainability education in a modular mass education system. In: Critical Global Semiotics: Understanding Sustainable Transformational Citizenship. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780429022159

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Abstract

Sustainability education is fundamentally systemic and transdisciplinary, placing emphasis on the linkages and interconnectedness between disciplines to create emergent ideas which can address our urgent sustainability challenges. Its measure of success, progress towards sustainability, requires education that extends beyond the cognitive domain to engage students’ ‘head, heart and hands’. This chapter argues that, in contrast, most modern higher education is fundamentally reductionist, arranging learning within discrete modules and disciplines and rewarding students’ cognitive performance.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: education for sustainability, education for sustainable development, systems thinking, inter/transdisciplinarity, critical realism, Greimas’s actantial model, semiotic square
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 15:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705340

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