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The water lily and the cyber cow, landscape as a platform for Education for Sustainability in the higher education sector
- Whitbread, Helen
- Current opinion in environmental sustainability 2015 v.16 pp. 22-28
- case studies, cows, funding, globalization, higher education, landscapes, learning, literacy, teachers, water lilies
- As the higher education sector experiences the impact of globalisation and declining public funding, sustainability remains a compelling issue for educators to address at an institutional level and more broadly, for future societies. Within this context, this paper examines the role landscape can play as a platform for Education for Sustainability. Understanding the term Education for Sustainability to be holistic, systemic, connective and ecological rather than content specific, the paper outlines the genesis of landscape as a formal learning environment, and then through case studies reviews the efficacy of landscape as an agent for an integrated pedagogy towards sustainable literacy.