Thursday, June 14, 2012

Learning for Sustainability

Chris Blackmore and I have just had a chapter published in “Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change”.  It is one of our contributions to Rio+20.  This timely book – which appears at the brink of Rio +20 -  contains 31 chapters from authors from around the world. The book is introduced by Juliet Schor (author of True Wealth: how and why millions of Americans are creating a time-rich, ecologically-light, small-scale high-satisfaction economy) while the epilogue has been written by Stephen Sterling (Professor of Sustainability Education, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University, United Kingdom).

We are living in times of incertitude, complexity, and contestation, but also of connectivity, responsibility, and new opportunities. This book analyses the consequences of these times for learning in formal, non-formal, and informal education. It explores the possibilities offered by the concept of sustainability as a central category of a holistic paradigm which harmonizes human beings with Earth. To change people and to change the world are interdependent processes - this book contributes to both. 
 Moacir Gadotti, Director of Paulo Freire Institute, São Paulo, Brazil.

Please have a look at the blog – where you will find a more detailed description of the book and a link to the publisher should you be interested in purchasing the book. See also the link under News on the right.  If appropriate please share this posting with your colleagues and networks.

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