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Living better in a better world: Guidance and counselling in an ecosystemic model of culture


  • Pilon, André Francisco / AF


Cultural and epistemic backgrounds, subject-object relationships, assumptions and conflicts, are examined by heuristic-hermeneutic processes in the sociocultural learning niches. Diagnosis and prognosis of current problems take into account the connections (assets) and ruptures (deficits) between the different dimensions of the world, as donors and recipients: intimate; interactive; social and biophysical. The proposal presents not only a descriptive position, but also a normative position, critically inquiring into prevailing assumptions in view of design/debate, meaning-making, connections-mapping, democratic dialogue and social construction. Values, goals, and principles are considered in view of the transition from an non-ecosystemic to an ecosystemic model of culture.

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  • Pilon, André Francisco / AF, 2010. "Living better in a better world: Guidance and counselling in an ecosystemic model of culture," MPRA Paper 11174, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 Mar 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11174

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    1. Pilon, André Francisco, 2016. "A Global Voice for Survival: An Ecosystemic Approach for the Environment and the Quality of Life," MPRA Paper 76172, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    education; culture; environment; ecosystemic; guidance; counseling;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy

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