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Critical Studies of Education

Towards Critical Environmental Education

Current and Future Perspectives

Editors: Gkiolmas, Aristotelis S., Skordoulis, Constantine D. (Eds.)

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This volume discusses theory, philosophy, praxis and methods in Environmental and Ecological education, and considers the junction with the main visions and issues of Critical Pedagogy. The volume and its separate chapters address four axes, which can also be seen as the guidelines of the content as well as the central objectives of the book.

The first axis concerns the missing theoretical and practical pieces at this point in time. The volume considers the issues that are not included in contemporary Environmental Education, and thus, deprive it from critical orientations. This implies that in Environmental Education, very little discussion exists about the political, economic, racial, gender and class issues that in most cases govern the actions of leaders and stake-holders. The second axis concerns what has been done so far and in what directions. This involves descriptions of theoretical approaches or actual applied methodologies in the classroom, such as curricula or syllabus used or the kind of actions certain educators have taken to infuse the issues of justice and critical reflection within the Environmental Education teaching agenda. The third axis examines proposals. It looks at ways to enrich domains of Environmental Education with the argumentations of Critical Pedagogy. The fourth axis concerns the way in which proposals can be effectuated. This part contains specific methodologies and teaching sequences, depicting ways of including major aspects of Critical Pedagogy and Critical Education in Environmental Education. Examples are: Non-anthropocentric ecological approaches in the classroom, political activism in the Curricula, mixture of field activities and political activities.

About the authors

Aristotelis S. Gkiolmas is a member of the Teaching Staff at the Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and he worked many years as a Science teacher, in all levels of the Greek Secondary Education. His research interests include Environmental Education, critical pedagogies, teaching about social and environmental Justice and understanding complexity in societies, in education and in Nature.
Constantine-(Kostas) Skordoulis is Professor of Epistemology and Didactical Methodology of Physics at the Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He teaches Environmental Ethics, Didactics of Science and Theory of Scientific Knowledge. He has published extensively on socio-scientific and environmental issues and has been involved in organizing the international conferences on critical education. His latest book is: “From Environmental Ethics to Political Ecology: an ecosocialist perspective”.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • An Ecocritical Conceptual Framework Toward Ecotistical Pedagogies

    Pages 1-15

    Lupinacci, John

  • Paulo Freire and a Curriculum for the Capitalocene

    Pages 17-34

    Fassbinder, Samuel Day

  • Critical Environmental Education with an Ecosocialist Vision

    Pages 35-50

    Skordoulis, Constantine D.

  • This Branch Is an E: Conversations About a Curriculum for Earthlings

    Pages 51-65

    Seidel, Jackie (et al.)

  • Integrating Struggles for Environmental Justice into the Curriculum: A Critical Pedagogy Viewpoint (*three Case Studies from Greece: The Keratea’s Sanitary Landfill, the Chalcidice’s Gold Mines and the Struggle Regarding Asopos River)

    Pages 67-85

    Gkiolmas, Aristotelis S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Critical Environmental Education
Book Subtitle
Current and Future Perspectives
Editors
  • Aristotelis S. Gkiolmas
  • Constantine D. Skordoulis
Series Title
Critical Studies of Education
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50609-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50609-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50608-7
Series ISSN
2543-0467
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 173
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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