Environmental sustainability

  • Marooned on a small island with ten Y8 pupils who are hording water under their beds in genuine panic  because they have have to pay for everything in island currency and water is expensive.  (Education Consultant, the Flat Holm Project, 1992-1996)

  • Finding a "fair price" for the electricity generated by small scale renewables equivalent to pupils lifting their own weight a height of 50m. (The FutureWorld Energy Courses, Kilve Court, 1995-2000)

  • Receiving the Worldwide Fund for Nature Curriculum Management Award. (The Sustainable Millennium Project, 1992)

Value IS a reason for action.  The 1990s was a decade of educational experiment and development where PhD theory and practice as a teacher of 9-13 year olds interacted in exciting and profitable ways.

Value as a Reason for Action in Environmental Education is an unpublished thesis.  It has been disseminated as book chapters and through the journal articles below.

Thesis

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Finding the Right Kind of Awe and Wonder: the metaphysical potential of religion to ground an environmental ethic. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 11,  88 – 99.

 

Behaviour Change and Environmental Citizenship: A Case for Spiritual Development?  International Journal of Children’s Spirituality. 5 (2) 131 –145.

 

Tensions between indoctrination and the development of judgement: The case against early closure, Environmental Education Research, 11 (2), 187 – 197.

 

Science: an unreliable friend to environmental education?, Environmental Education Research, 6 (3), 265 – 276.