The limits of environmental educators’ fashioning of ‘individualized’ environmental citizens

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Ferreira, Jo-Anne. 2020. "The limits of environmental educators’ fashioning of ‘individualized’ environmental citizens." The Journal of Environmental Education. 50 (4-6), pp. 321-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1721769
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The limits of environmental educators’ fashioning of ‘individualized’ environmental citizens

ERA Journal ID19666
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorFerreira, Jo-Anne
Journal TitleThe Journal of Environmental Education
Journal Citation50 (4-6), pp. 321-331
Number of Pages11
Year2020
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0095-8964
1940-1892
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1721769
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00958964.2019.1721769
Abstract

In this paper I reflect on a key challenge facing the field as we move into the next 50 years, that of our prioritizing of the individual over the social or the common. Through examining a number of environmental education activities, a discussion of their effects in shaping individuals as environmental citizens is undertaken. While this is necessary work, it is limited in scope. I conclude by arguing for a new way forward for the field, one that is more clearly and explicitly focused on the complex functioning of power and the mechanisms of power, including the State, and how we might educate our students to facilitate political and social change. Without this, we will not be able to achieve the rapid social and environmental change required if we are to mitigate against and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Keywordsbehavior change; futures; post-structuralism; Foucault
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390105. Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsLa Trobe University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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