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Public Health and the Environment: What Skills for Sustainability Literacy – And Why?

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dc.contributor.author Ansari, Walid E.
dc.contributor.author Stibbe, Arran
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-11T16:41:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-11T16:41:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6590
dc.description.abstract "This paper is an exploration and reflection on the question of what skills, values,attributes and dispositions learners will need to navigate their lives in the challenging conditions of the twenty first century, in relation to sustainability and well-being. First, an overview of the multiple concepts that are considered important for sustainability literacy is gradually built up. These include: multiple bottom lines and contexts of wellbeing, climate change, collective action at various levels, good citizenship, community participation, information technology, psychological aspects, behavioral features and researching sustainability. Secondly, a wide range of skills that learners will require in order to interact with these concepts are explored. The emerging relationships between the given concepts and their attending skills are neither definitive nor prescriptive, but provide an indication of what sustainability literacy could be useful for learners and practitioners in order to enable them to contribute towards the wellbeing of sustainable societies. The paper concludes with that a fundamental overarching skill for sustainability is the ability to work constructively with others in building more sustainable communities, businesses and societies." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject environmentalism en_US
dc.subject participatory development en_US
dc.title Public Health and the Environment: What Skills for Sustainability Literacy – And Why? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 425-440 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth August en_US

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