Handbook of Sustainability Literacy Skills for a Changing World

ISBN-10: 1900322609

ISBN-13: 9781900322607

Edition: 2009 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Arran Stibbe

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Among the skills, attributes and values described in this volume are values reflection, coping with complexity, permaculture design, transition skills, advertising awareness, effortless action and ecological intelligence.
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Skills for a Changing World
Ecocriticism: the ability to investigate cultural artefacts from an ecological perspective
Optimisation: the art of personal sufficiency
Grounded Economic Awareness: economic awareness based on ecological and ethical values
Advertising Awareness: the ability to expose advertising discourses that undermine sustainability, and resist them
Transition Skills: skills for transition to a post-fossil-fuel age
Commons Thinking: the ability to envisage and enable a viable future through connected action
Effortless Action: the ability to fulfil human needs effortlessly through working with nature
Permaculture Design: designing our lives with nature as the model
Community Gardening: skills for building community and working within environmental limits
Ecological Intelligence: viewing the world relationally
Systems Thinking: the ability to recognise and analyse the interconnections within and between systems
Gaia Awareness: awareness of the animate qualities of the Earth
Futures Thinking: the ability to envision scenarios of a more desirable future
Values Reflection and the Earth Charter: the ability to critique the values of an unsustainable society and consider alternatives
Social Conscience: the ability to reflect on deeply-held opinions about social justice and sustainability
New Media Literacy: communication skills for sustainability
Cultural Literacy: understanding and respect for the cultural aspects of sustainability
Carbon Capability: understanding climate change and reducing emissions
Greening Business: the ability to drive environmental and sustainability improvements in the workplace
Materials Awareness: the ability to expose the hidden impact of materials on sustainability
Appropriate Technology and Appropriate Design: the ability to design systems, technologies and equipment in an appropriate way
Technology Appraisal: the ability to evaluate technological innovations
Complexity, Systems Thinking and Practice: skills and techniques for managing complex systems
Coping with Complexity: the ability to manage complex sustainability problems
Emotional Well-being: the ability to research and reflect on the roots of emotional well-being
Finding Meaning without Consuming: the ability to experience meaning, purpose and satisfaction through non-material wealth
Being-in-the-World: the ability to think about the self in interconnection and interdependence with the surrounding world
Beauty as a Way of Knowing: the redemption of knowing through the experience of beauty
Educational Transformation for Sustainability Literacy
Citizen Engagement
Re-educating the Person
Institutional Transformation
A Learning Society
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