July 27, 2017

Introduction 

This paper will consider the subjugation of women and it’s alignment to that of nature as an ecofeminist argument.  It will describe the rationalisation behind the oppression of women and its connection to the extractive approach to nature.  The changing roles of women as the evolution of environmental and gender ethics unfolded will be discussed, along with the complexity involv...

July 21, 2017

Thank you for your participation in the module we navigated together. I have many times sat quietly, both at Schumacher College, England,  in my 13th century home of ecology and spirit, and also in my sunny Lynedoch clay home listening to the constant flow of children. Wondering about the strange enormity of our work together which, in some ways, seems like dream time.

See, you have helped me...

1. Introduction 

The following essay will give a critical appraisal of the ecofeminist arguments that the subjugation of the nature is akin to and stem from, the subjugation of women. For many years, prior to colonisation, native women believed that oppression of women did not exist. Women used to serve as political, spiritual and military leaders (Warren, 1997: 21). Like women, violence of th...

July 19, 2017

1. Introduction

The dualistic mental models, based on largely Judeo-Christian beliefs of human’s supremacy over nature and non-believers, in conjunction with the advent of modern Western scientific explorations, are argued to be the driving force behind humankind’s lost connection to nature and lack of global ethic for how to right the current ecological predicament. The application of this st...

July 19, 2017

1. Introduction

As humans, we find ourselves in a specific and unique ecological predicament. A predicament cited as being largely due to our own actions, excessively consumptive behaviours, and loss of connection with nature or an acknowledgement of dependencies on nature (Swilling & Annecke 2012, Schmidt et al. 2013, WWF 2016). This assignment will give a brief overview of the ecological pr...

July 18, 2017

One of the major challenges currently facing socio-ecological movements is fostering bonds of solidarity which promote collective action (Forno & Graziano 2014). One of the major contributing factors for the current lack of effective collective and collaborative action is that these bonds of solidarity are being forged primarily through asserting a common unifying belief or value (Weston 2004...

July 18, 2017

As a self-identified environmentalist and humanist, the question that keeps me awake at

night is the extent to which I should accept or reject the realities of a system that don’t

embody my values? Perhaps the hardest part about approaching, let alone answering, this

question is the feeling of fear that pervades all my choices: the fear, at an individual level,

that my anger, sadness and frustrat...

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STUDENTS WRITING 

Many students have co-created our learning spaces over many years, and their writing is an incredible gift. Here is some - raw, unplugged, ravenous for a world that is different. The students that choose the strands of leading transitions, ecological ethics and facilitating are a special breed. They come with their eyes wide open. Most carry a yearning for that which is beautiful, good and true - and are unafraid of the shadow that pads alongside. In a world of artificial intelligence and biogenetics, we need people who are able to exercise judgement rooted in transformative ethics. Their gaze is inscrutably honest.

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