What is it about?
Ecocentrism has roots in environmental philosophy, which questions the conceptual dichotomy between humans and the environment, acknowledging nonhuman species’ right to flourish independent of human interest (Naess 1973). Inspired by this philosophy, ecocentric education focuses on intrinsic values of the ecosystem, environment, and individual living beings and habitats in environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD).
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Why is it important?
Generally, ecocentrism refers to a planet- and nature-centered, as opposed to human-centered (anthropocentric), a system of values.
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This page is a summary of: Ecocentric Education, January 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_533.
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