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TITLE

Nature of Transformation: Environmental, Adult and Popular Education, The, Second Edition

AUTHOR

Darlene E. Clover, Shirley Follen, and Budd Hall

PUBLISHER

YEAR

1998

PAGES

MEDIA

ORDER

Bookstore of the America, 3019 Minnehaha Ave So, Mpls, MN 55406 phone: 612/296-0788; Email: bookstore@america.org

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

http://www.americas.org/store/product.asp?sku=5021

ANNOTATION

This workbook/manual, valuable for all educators, draws on the experiences from a wide range of workshops across Canada, in the United States and abroad. It outlines social learning theories and ways in which environmental issues can be woven into the practice of adult education whether formal or nonformal. The chapters provide: A brief examination of some of the theories of adult, popular, feminist, environmental, and environmental adult and popular education. Ideas for organizing workshops within an ecological context and sample agendas. Activities that stimulate critical and creative thinking, use nature and the community as teachers and sites of learning, weave environmental and social issues, and examine local and global issues. Activities from the Philippines, Fiji, Australia and Hong Kong and a list of other resources to support educational work. This book links together a social vision, an analysis of power, the importance of passion and emotions and the principles of adult learning to give guidance in designing workshops that are truly participatory. Many of the practical activities and exercises can be put to use immediately in existing classes and workshops, or woven into newly designed education events. One of the book's strengths is the ability to integrate the social, political, cultural, economic and ecological elements...This is an excellent book for people who are beginning to explore alternative education approaches. Julia Robinson, Peace and Environment News, March 1999 The Second Edition of The Nature of Transformation: Environmental Adult Education draws on the experiences from a wide range of workshops facilitated by the authors across Canada, in the United States and abroad. This resource text outlines social learning theories and ways in which environmental issues can be woven into the practice of adult education whether formal or nonformal. It is targeted towards community-based organisations, educators and people interested in investing in healthy communities and a healthy environment through alternative and experiential education" (Robinson 1999).This edition: * provides information on principles and theories of feminist, popular, environmental and indigenous education as well as an in depth discussion on adult education in terms of its streams of self-growth and social transformation * provides new ideas and principles of the theory and practice of environmental adult education; * provides ideas on organizing workshops within an ecological context; * contains 50 pages of activities which stimulate critical and creative thinking, use nature and the community as teachers and sites of learning, weave environmental, cultural, economic, political and social issues, examine local and global issues, and deal with a diversity of issues from soil erosion to healthy food, consumerism to gender and race oppression; contains activities from Australia, Philippines, Fiji, and Hong Kong; provides a list of feminist, adult and environmental adult education resources from around the world.

NOTES

NUMBER

37

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