A Methodological Proposal for Environmental Education

Guillermo Foladori

Abstract


This paper discusses methodological criteria for environmental education. The
place of environmental education in the curriculum has led to its being
considered as a dimension that should cut across different disciplines, instead of
offering a corpus of contents by itself. Nevertheless, experience has shown that
ecology has systematically filled up the contents of environmental education. In
the following pages I try to explain: (a) the reasons why ecology has gained
hegemony, as well as the limitations that this approach represents; (b) the place
and evolution of the concept of Sustainable Development in relation to the
ecological approach; and (c) the methodological importance of the distinction
between technical and social relations as a way to improve on the ecological
approach.

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