Learning to govern oneself: environmental education pedagogy and the formation of an environmental subject

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Ferreira, Jo-Anne. 1999. "Learning to govern oneself: environmental education pedagogy and the formation of an environmental subject." Australian Journal of Environmental Education. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0814062600002585
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Learning to govern oneself: environmental education pedagogy and the formation of an environmental subject

ERA Journal ID20633
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorFerreira, Jo-Anne
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Environmental Education
Number of Pages5
Year1999
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
ISSN0814-0626
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0814062600002585
Abstract

This paper uses the work of Weber and Foucault to explore the ways in which environmental education may operate as a site for forming and maintaining particular ethical competencies which most environmental educators argue are necessary in order to live in an ‘environmentally sustainable' manner. Environmental education practices, as evidenced in the Earthkeepers program, are examined to show how environmental education may be working in quite particular ways to construct specific ethical abilities and competencies in students. It is argued that we need to be far more concerned with and aware of the actual means we use to encourage students to live in an ‘environmentally sustainable' fashion.

Keywordsenvironmental education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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