A Methodological Proposal for Environmental Education

Guillermo Foladori


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

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