Sustainability: An integrative vision
In this article Àngels Canadell, coordinator of the GUNI Report Higher Education in the World 4, explains the need of an integrative vision to advance sustainability and the possible education’s contribution on this.
One of the greatest challenges faced by education for sustainability is to supplant our fragmented, dual vision of reality, in which our approach to society, people and nature is that of subjects before objects that can be manipulated to suit our interests.
About the author
Àngels Canadell Prat holds a PhD. in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona with a thesis on "The notion of time in Raimon Panikkar”. She teaches at the University of Girona (Sustainability) and the University of Barcelona (Sociology of Religion). She chairs the Association Philosophy of Earth and Cultures, where she coordinates symposia and researches on philosophy of sustainability and intercultural philosophy. In addition, she forms part of the Sustainability, Technology and Humanism Group of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainability at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In December 2009 she joined GUNI as a researcher and coordinator of the Report Higher Education in the World 4.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010