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Think piece : sustainability education and (curriculum) improvisation

dc.contributor.authorLe Grange, Lesleyen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-06T13:33:48Z
dc.date.available2017-11-06T13:33:48Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationLe Grange, L. 2016. Think piece : sustainability Education and (Curriculum) Improvisation. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 32:27-36
dc.identifier.issn2411-5959 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102451
dc.descriptionCITATION: Le Grange, L. 2016. Think piece : sustainability Education and (Curriculum) Improvisation. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 32:27-36.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at www.eeasa.org.za
dc.description.abstractIn this article I (re)think sustainability education in view of a (re)turn to realisms because existing philosophies have failed to adequately respond to an impending ecological disaster and the fast pace of new technologies. This historical moment has made geologists posit a new epoch, the Anthropocene. I argue that responses to this historical moment must overcome correlationalism generally, and in particular a narrow form of it called instrumental rationality. Correlationalism means that reality appears only as the correlate of human thought. I suggest that sustainability might be liberated from the fetters of correlationalism by invoking a metaphor from jazz music, improvisation. Improvisation that is anti-correlationalist involves being attuned to the reverberations of the earth, to its materials flows, rhythms and intensities. Moreover, pedagogy as improvisation does not merely use the earth as a stage on which pedagogical acts are performed, but pedagogy is bent by the earth. Moreover, sustainability education involves the development of sensibilities that are an amalgam of visual (videre), listening (sontare) and feeling (sentire).en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajee/article/view/152718
dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherEnvironmental Education Association of Southern Africa
dc.subjectSustainability -- Study and teachingen_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental responsibilityen_ZA
dc.subjectGeology, Stratigraphic -- Anthropoceneen_ZA
dc.subjectTeaching -- Environmental aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectStratigraphic correlationen_ZA
dc.titleThink piece : sustainability education and (curriculum) improvisationen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderEnvironmental Education Association of Southern Africa


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