Integrating multiple perspectives on the human-nature relationship: A reply to Fletcher 2017

dc.cibjournalJournal of Environmental Educationen_ZA
dc.cibprojectNAen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZylstra, M.
dc.contributor.authorEsler, K.
dc.contributor.authorKnight, A.
dc.contributor.authorLe Grange, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-25T07:35:22Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-27T12:49:09Z
dc.date.available2019-04-25T07:35:22Z
dc.date.available2021-08-27T12:49:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractThe concept of “connectedness with nature” is increasingly used in environmental and sustainability discourse. However, this construct has also been critiqued and proponents charged with harboring an ambivalence that paradoxically reinforces a sense of separation from “nature”. We respond to one critique by demonstrating that whilst problematizing aspects of “connectedness with nature” has merit, selective use of examples misconstrues efforts in this field, undermines common ground and conflates theoretical conceptualizations with practical implementation. In addressing problems of perception and praxis, we emphasize the primacy of direct experience in shaping ways of knowing and recommend integral ecology (based on Wilber’s integral theory) as an inclusive framework for attending to multiple perspectives on the human-nature relationship.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationZylstra, M.; Esler, K.; Knight, A.; Le Grange, L. (2019) Integrating multiple perspectives on the human-nature relationship: A reply to Fletcher 2017. Journal of Environmental Education, 50(1): 1-10en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0095-8964en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/121544
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group, LLCen_ZA
dc.subjectHuman-nature relationshipen_ZA
dc.subjectintegral ecologyen_ZA
dc.subjectnature connectednessen_ZA
dc.titleIntegrating multiple perspectives on the human-nature relationship: A reply to Fletcher 2017en_ZA
dc.typeJournalArticlesen_ZA
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