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Lesson Plans

Eco-Theory as Metaphor

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Sun, 26 Oct 1997 15:07:41 -0500 (EST)

Dear friends,

As I peruse the Ecologically theme-based ArtsEdNet site and discussions, and
consider implications of ecology within a "comprehensive DBAE" curriculum, I
am curious if educators are contemplating eco-theory as a metaphor for
interdisciplinary/interconnected education?

Utilizing issues of ecology, an ecologically based pedagogy would attempt to
critique current standards and stereotypes, analyze and deconstruct
environments and how objects/ideas in various environments are interconnected
to and influence one another, promote compassion and care, and seek to cause
individuals to apply these experiences in all realms of their world.

An ultimate goal would be to facilitate learners who develop and make
connections, as well as who think critically beyond what is required of them
in the classroom environment.

Elizabeth Reese
Pennsylvania State University