Building a Better World: An Ecosystemic Approach to Education, Culture, Health, Environment and Quality of Life
AbstractQuality of life, natural and man-made environments, physical, social and mental well-being are currently undermined by all sorts of hazards and injuries; political, economical, social and cultural disarray normalise atrocious behaviours and violence throughout the world. Considering the multiple problems of difficult settlement or solution in our times, current environmental, social, cultural, educational, political and economic policies and practices are examined in view of new paradigms of growth, power, wealth, work and freedom. A multidimensional ecosystemic approach and planning model integrate into a dynamic configuration four dimensions of being-in-the- world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they induce the events (deficits and assets), cope with consequences (desired or undesired) and reorganise for change.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 14932.
Date of creation: 25 Apr 2009
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education; culture; public policies; environment; ecosystems;
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- NEP-EDU-2009-05-09 (Education)
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