Ecology & Our Education System

 The current education system has largely pushed ecology into being an ignored portion of study. Are we forgetting that all that we have to learn about ourselves and our world has emerged from the ecology that we are embedded in? How do we infuse this element back into our learning ?

While this entire website is about re-thinking and re-imagining education, this section looks at methods of learning that makes ecological learning a process, going beyond learning of ecology as another academic endeavour.

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Top Ten Benefits of Environmental Education

Top Ten Benefits of Environmental Education

This list of benefits of environmental education (EE) is compiled by an educator with over thirty years of experience in her field. It is a concise and quick look at how environmental education impacts young minds, the various life skills it imparts to them, and reinforces that EE helps foster community and tolerance.

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Environmental Education in India (Concept and Role)

Environmental Education in India (Concept and Role)

This article discusses the key principles of environment education in simple, layman language. It gives some insight into how our lives are connected with and dependent on the ecology of our environments and therefore the need to redesign curricula to include these relationships. It adresses the need for environmental education to be holistic, to build values, to integrate into the formal system and to be centered on practical problems.

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Local is Our Future

Local is Our Future

Helena Norberg-Hodge Poverty, climate change, the erosion of democracy, an epidemic of depression – these and other global crises are symptoms of a far bigger systemic problem. So reports Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness, the new book...

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Dreaming the Forest

Dreaming the Forest

Laura Rival is enticed to hear the forest’s vast and timeless symphony. Davi Kopenawa, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival International Written by a Yanomami shaman and a French anthropologist united by more than 30 years of friendship (as well as a shared passion for...

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Nature and Human Beings are One

Nature and Human Beings are One

In his talk at Bhoomi Network’s  Yugaantar Conference, Satish Kumar says that the name Yugaantar is very symbolic of what we are experiencing today; the time is now to look for answers within for all the mess we have created on this bountiful planet. Though I...

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