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35 - Centering an Environmental Ethic in Climate Crisis

from Part III - Emerging Ethical Pathways and Frameworks

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 March 2024

Sheron Fraser-Burgess
Ball State University, Indiana
Jessica Heybach
Florida International University
Dini Metro-Roland
Western Michigan University
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This chapter advocates for an emotion-aware approach to climate change ethics education. The authors begin by reviewing traditional strategies, both noting their strengths and limitations and highlighting how these traditional approaches often neglect the role of emotion in climate change ethics education. From here the authors discuss five philosophical frameworks that motivate and give substance to a more emotion-aware approach. They then detail four central pedagogical elements that are characteristic of this approach, explaining how these elements give shape to a distinctive and compelling pedagogical approach to climate change ethics education. They conclude by discussing both the benefits and challenges of adopting a more emotion-aware strategy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2024

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