Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures

Transdisciplinary Approaches in the Asia-Pacific Region

Editors: Robertson, Margaret, Tsang, Po Keung Eric (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the imperative of listening to local communities when designing policy changes
  • Provides case studies that illustrate the intersection between everyday life, events and consequences
  • Proposes a theoretical position on what it means to be a citizen within the Asian/Pacific region
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About this book

Everyday knowledge offers opportunities for better understanding of significant issues of our times. Reflecting these themes this book places emphasis on community wisdom. The underpinning argument is that our instinctive urge for survival may not be enough if we do not share our collective knowledge and learn more about the everyday habits, beliefs and actions of communities spread across the region. Contributions from researchers active within local communities help build knowledge capacity and support for collaborative research.

About the authors

Margaret Robertson is Professor of Education at La Trobe University. Teaching interests in geographical education and innovative pedagogy complement long-standing research interests in youth studies and cross-cultural differences. Outreach interests include membership of the Steering Committee for the International Year of Global Understanding project which is an initiative of the International Geographical Union.
Eric Po Keung Tsang is an Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education specialising in feasibility and environmental impact assessment studies. He also acts as the associate director of the  UNEVOC Centre (HK), China and chairman of Green Power a major green group in Hong Kong. He is also a panel member of the Advisory Council on the Environment HKSAR and the International Year of Global Understanding, initiated by the International Geographical Union(IGU).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview

    Robertson, Margaret

    Pages 1-9

  • Knowledge, Change and Everyday Living

    Robertson, Margaret

    Pages 11-23

  • A Conversation About the Politics of Everyday Knowledge at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies on the 14th of August 2014

    Darby, Phillip (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Negotiating Chineseness and Capitalising on Resources Through Learning Chinese Heritage Language: Habitus and Capital in Fields

    Mu, Guanglun Michael

    Pages 41-58

  • Matariki Tāpuapua: Pools of Traditional Knowledge and Currents of Change

    Whaanga, Hēmi (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures
Book Subtitle
Transdisciplinary Approaches in the Asia-Pacific Region
Editors
  • Margaret Robertson
  • Po Keung Eric Tsang
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0216-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0216-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0214-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9107-0
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 265
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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