Ambientalización pedagógica del currículo académico

The dominant socio-economical development system, with its neo-liberal policies and market centered approaches, contributes to aggravate the socio-environmental problems. There is no political awareness that the current development model itself is the one that generates the socio-environmental degra...

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Main Author: Martínez Castillo, Róger
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2012
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/2228
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23354
Summary: The dominant socio-economical development system, with its neo-liberal policies and market centered approaches, contributes to aggravate the socio-environmental problems. There is no political awareness that the current development model itself is the one that generates the socio-environmental degradation. This type of subjects has not been easily understood or accepted in the formal educational field, due to the resistance of the official education to integrate them in their academic frameworks. Regarding the socio-economical and environmental crisis that our society faces, environmental education represents a viable option towards the general problem by promoting social changes, producing new knowledge, allowing for social participation, and encouraging sustainable development actions, that stimulate a more democratic, fair, and supportive society.