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Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic

Two weeks ago, we explored the ideas behind pointing our geologic focus to the Ecozoic, to a mutually-enhancing era where humans re-take their place as a being of Nature. (Click here to watch “What does Ecozoic mean”) If we make that the goal, how do we get there? Could Higher Education be the key?

“Higher education in the global North, and exported elsewhere, is complicit in driving the planet’s socio-ecological crises by teaching how to most effectively marginalize and plunder Earth and human communities.”

This article aims to provide a new framework for education based the well-being of all beings. Let’s dive into what this could look like.

Topics Covered about higher education:

  • Why we need to create a new context for Ecozoic thinking
  • How textbooks are sending the wrong message
  • Why the ontologies currently being used focus on separation, not interrelation

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View the paper here

Vargas Roncancio I, Temper L, Sterlin J, Smolyar NL, Sellers S, Moore M, Melgar-Melgar R, Larson J, Horner C, Erickson JD, et al. From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic. Sustainability. 2019; 11(12):3312. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123312 

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