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The ecological university : a feasible utopia

Author: Ronald Barnett
Publisher: Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publishedView all editions and formats
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Universities continue to expand bringing considerable debate about their purposes and relationship to the world. In The Ecological University, Ronald Barnett argues that universities fall short of their potential and responsibilities in an ever changing and challenging environment. This book centres on the idea that the expansion of higher education has opened new spaces and possibilities. The university is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Barnett
ISBN: 9781138720763 1138720763
OCLC Number: 1050276216
Notes: Índices.
Description: XIII, 214 p. : tablas, gráf. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the coming of the ecological university --
Part 1: The idea of the ecological --
The idea of ecology --
Assembling the pieces --
Beyond sustainability --
Seven ecosystems interlude: a social ecology of the university --
Part 2: The ecological university --
The eco-university: principles and maxims --
Ecological inquiry --
Beyond liquid learning to the ecological learner --
Sightings of an ecological curriculum --
Towards an ecological professionalism --
Engaging the world --
Part 3: Ecological audit --
The idea of the ecological university: an audit --
A university for the whole earth coda: a revolution in the offing.
Responsibility: Ronald Barnett.

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Universities continue to expand bringing considerable debate about their purposes and relationship to the world. In The Ecological University, Ronald Barnett argues that universities fall short of their potential and responsibilities in an ever changing and challenging environment. This book centres on the idea that the expansion of higher education has opened new spaces and possibilities. The university is inter-connected with a number of ecosystems: knowledge, social institutions, culture, individuals, learning, the economy and the natural environment. These seven ecosystems of the university are all fragile and in order to advance and develop them, universities need to engage with each one. By looking at matters such as the challenges of learning, professional life and research and inquiry, this book outlines just what it could mean for higher education institutions to understand and realise themselves as exemplars of the ecological university. With bold and original insights and practical principles for development, this radical and transformative book is essential reading for university leaders and administrators, academics, students, and all interested in the future of the university.

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