Deep Ecology and Education: A Conversation with Arne Næss

Arne Næss, Bob Jickling


This paper employs a dialogical style to explore the interface between Arne Næss’s views about deep ecology and education. Themes examined include the educational implications of the “deep” questioning process and relationships between deep ecology and other formulations of environmental thought. Also explored are the roles of feelings and emotions in understanding one’s experiences as part of ever more comprehensive wholes, or gestalts. Finally, relations between education, action, and activism are probed.

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