Curriculum Design Through an Ecological Lens: A Case Study in Law and Social Work Education
(2013) 8(1) International Journal of Sustainability Education 117-129
14 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2013
Date Written: January 13, 2012
This paper explores the adoption of ecology, in both a discipline sense and as an analogy for a holistic approach to understanding discipline knowledge and practice, as a thematic lens through which to view curricula in the professional disciplines of law and social work. While an ecological discourse offers a rich conceptual foundation for learning and practice (Orr, 1992; Hill, Wilson & Watson, 2004; Kahn, 2010), it is arguably a novel approach for those steeped in the traditions of our respective disciplines and presents a number of challenges for effective integration into professional curricula.
Keywords: sustainability, ecology, legal education, social work education, pedagogy, curriculum
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