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Social learning towards a sustainable world : principles, perspectives, and praxis

Author: Arjen E J Wals
Publisher: [Wageningen], the Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007.
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Social learning is explored from a range of fields challenged by sustainability including: organizational learning, environmental management and corporate social responsibility; multi-stakeholder governance; education, learning and educational psychology; multiple land-use and integrated rural development; and consumerism and critical consumer education. An entire section of the book is devoted to a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arjen E J Wals
ISBN: 9086860311 9789086860319 9789086865949 9086865941
OCLC Number: 84655262
Description: 537 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Miinding the gap: the role of social learning in linking our stated desire for a more sustainable world to our everyday actions and policies / Harold Glasser --
Riding the storm: towards a connective cultural consciousness / Stephen Sterling --
The practical value of theory: conceptualising learning in the pursuit of a sustainable development / Anne Loeber, Barbara van Mierlo, John Grin and Cees Leeuwis --
Social learning revisited: lessons learned from north and south / Danny Wildemeersch --
Learning based change for sustainability: perspectives and pathways / Daniella Tilbury --
The critical role of civil society in fostering societal learning for a sustainable world / Richard Bawden, Irene Guijt and Jim Woodhill --
From risk to resilience: what role for community greening and civic ecology in cities? / Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny --
Reaching into the holomovement: a Bohmian perspective on social learning for sustainability / David Selby --
Towards sustainability: five strands of social learning / Robert Dyball, Valerie A. Brown and Meg Keen --
Participatory planning in protected ares: exploring the social-science contribution / Joke Vandenabeele and Lieve Goorden --
Social learning amongst social and environmental standard-setting organizations: the case of smallholder certification in the SASA project / Rhiannon Pyburn --
Social learning processes and sustainable development: the emergence and transformation of an indigenous land use system in the Andes of Bolivia / Stephan Rist, Freddy Delgado and Urs Wiesmann --
From centre of excellence to centre of expertise: regional centres of expertise on education for sustainable development / Zinaida Fadeeva --
Learning about corporate social responsibility from a sustainable development perspective: a Dutch experiment / Jacqueline Cramer and Anne Loeber --
Social learning for sutainable development: embracing technical and cultural change as originally inspired by the natural step / Hilary Bradbury --
Corporate social responsibility: towards a new dialogue? / Peter Lund-Thomsen --
Social learning as action inquiry: exploring education for sustainable societies / Paul Hart --
Social learning and resistance: towards contigent agency / Marcia McKenzie --
Sustainability through vicarious learning: reframing consumer education / Sue McGregor --
Social learning for sustainability in a consumerist society / C.S.A. (Kris) van Koppen --
Partnerships between environmentalists and farmers for sustainable development: a case of Kabukuri-numa and the adjacent rice fields in the town of Tajiri in northern Japan / Yoko Mochizuki --
Social learning in the STRAW project / Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow --
Social learning in situations of competing claims on water use / Janice Jiggins, Niels Röling and Erik van Slobbe --
Exploring learning interactions arising in school-in-community contexts of socio-ecological risk / Rob O'Donoghue, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Robert Asafo-Adjei, Lutho Kota and Nosipho Hanisi --
Professional ignorance and unprofessional experts: experiences of how small-scale vanilla farmers in Uganda learn to produce for export / Paul Kibwika --
Multi-level social learning around local seed in Andean Ecuador / Marleen Willemsen, Julio Beingolea Ochoa and Conny Almekinders --
Learning and living with the earth charter / Michael C. Slaby, Brandon P. Hollingshead and Peter Blaze Corcoran --
Creating networks of conversations / Arjen E.J. Wals.
Responsibility: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals.

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