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The lived experience of climate change: expanding the knowledge base through collaborative Master's curriculum in the European Union

Wilson, Gordon (2012). The lived experience of climate change: expanding the knowledge base through collaborative Master's curriculum in the European Union. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 6(1) pp. 43–52.

URL: http://www.inderscience.com/storage/f1783256104111...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJISD.2012.046052
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Abstract

Climate change is a complex, real–world, defining challenge of our times where relevant knowledge and action are not confined to the epistemological foundations of any single academic discipline, although many such disciplines can and do contribute. Climate change education, therefore, requires a holistic approach which brings together different academic disciplines. This paper further argues, however, that, while this is necessary, it is not sufficient as the complexity of climate change cannot be captured by academic knowledges alone. An expanded notion of interdisciplinarity is required which integrates academic disciplinary knowledges with experiential knowledges of climate change of both professional practitioners and citizens in their daily lives.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN: 1740-8830
Keywords: climate change; education; interdisciplinarity; lived experience; multidisciplinary curriculum; European Union; professional practitioners; citizens; Masters courses
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 36900
Depositing User: Farah Huzair
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 10:18
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36900
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