Toward an Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative
by Edmund O'Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor
by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 1403963053 Paperback
In their latest book, Edmund O'Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor highlight the
pedagogical practices that foster transformation from our current way
of thinking about our place in the world to an underlying ecological way
of seeing and acting. Learning Towards Ecological Consciousness offers
the reader a selection of transformative practices that demonstrate, in
specific contexts, the complex journey and contextual conditions that
move us forward towards a deeper realization that we are part of the world
around us, holding a greater promise for deeper ecological awareness.
To this end, thirteen chapters offer a rich array of practices in diverse
life settings--educational environments, communities and workplaces and
personal relationships. Contributors and their material represent a range
of cultures, work setting and professions. The aspect of O'Sullivan and
Taylor's new book that distinguishes it from other books in the field
is its exploration of how consciousness can be transformed through practices,
experience and action.
About the Authors
Edmund O'Sullivan is with the Transformative Learning Centre at the Ontario
Institute for Studies on Education (OISE), University of Toronto.
Marilyn Taylor is Professor of Social Policy, University of Brighton.