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Exploring Learning Ecologies By Norman Jackson
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The idea of learning ecologies developed through this book, provides a more comprehensive and holistic view of learning and personal development than is normally considered in higher education. A... More > learning ecology provides us with affordances, information, knowledge and other resources for learning, developing and achieving something we value. It includes the spaces we create to think and our processes, activities and practices for acting. It includes our relationships, networks, tools and technologies we use and enables us to connect and integrate our past and current experiences and learning and provides the foundation for our future learning. The concept is relevant to the Social Age and the book will be of value to teachers and other education professionals who are helping learners prepare for the complexities, uncertainties and disruptions of their future lives.< Less
Floodplains on the Prairie: An Ecological Schoolyard Design By Laura Weatherholt
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Man has been learning in the outdoors since the beginning of humankind. Modern times have reduced the amount of time people spend learning and exploring outside. This causes humans to be disconnected... More > from the natural environment. By making schoolyards more environmentally focused, conducive to outdoor education and play, formal education can return to the original classroom–nature–and inspire people to reconnect with their environment. At Northview Elementary School in Manhattan, Kansas, the students face a simple, sterile play yard with flooding limiting site use after storm events. The design for Northview Elementary will integrate stormwater features with school needs into a new ecological master plan for campus. Interpreting this landscape using the strategies adapted from botanical gardens for educational approaches, methods, and interpretive displays, provides the school and community a resource to enhance their lives, education, and the environment.< Less
No.8: Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies By Carolin Wiedemann & Soenke Zehle
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Depletion Design suggests that ideas of exhaustion cut across cultural, environmentalist, and political idioms and offers ways to explore the emergence of new material assemblages. We, or so we are... More > told, are running out of time, of time to develop alternatives to a new politics of emergency, as constant crisis has exhausted the means of a politics of representation too slow for the state of exception, too ignorant of the distribution of political agency, too focused on the governability of financial architectures. But new forms of individual and collective agency already emerge, as we learn to live, love, work within the horizon of depletion, to ask what it means to sustain ourselves, each other, again. Of these and other knowledges so created, there can no longer be an encyclopedia; a glossary, perhaps.< Less
Sci 210 H 230 H Intro Ecology Honors By Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
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In second grade at Merit Academy, the students explore the plant kingdom, ecology, and life cycles to prepare themselves for geology and earth science in third grade. The students study plant... More > physiology and habitats, the fundamentals of ecology and sustainability, and the life cycles of all types of organisms from bacteria to humans. They will learn about pollution, over-population, deforestation, and global warming. This will offer an opportunity for the students to lead a fundraising campaign to raise money to protect areas of the world affected by one or more of these problems. The students will also participate in several experiments and projects, including raising several types of animals in their studies of life cycles.< Less
Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects By Carla Mooney
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Great Projects introduces a child to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on... More > activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome—including lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, and wetlands—and the latest in conservation and protection. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include assembling an ecologist’s field kit, creating a fishless aquarium, pouring casts of animal tracks, and building a watershed replica. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, web sites, museums, and science centers.< Less
Early Childhood Learning in a MusicaL UNI-VERSE By Andi Bowe
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Viewing the cultures of four different types of West Coast early learning environments in the United States through the eyes of the teachers themselves, variables important to lifelong evolution of... More > musical talents and the metacognitive benefits of music and movement will be explored and synthesized. Brain-based research in recent years has revealed just how important musical experiences in early life might be to establishing healthy and holistic patterns of learning (Louv, 2005, 2008; NIH, 2012; Nager & Shapiro, 2000; Restak, 2004, 2005). By analyzing and synthesizing theories of open systems with ecological systems theories, multiple intelligences theories, and theories about the innate force of inner motivation and the power of movement and musically informed play, a new lens or world view can emerge to aid in understanding and utilizing holistic learning.< Less
Early Childhood Learning in a Musical UNI-VERSE By Andi Bowe
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Viewing the cultures of four different types of West Coast early learning environments in the United States through the eyes of the teachers themselves, variables important to lifelong evolution of... More > musical talents and the metacognitive benefits of music and movement will be explored and synthesized. Brain-based research in recent years has revealed just how important musical experiences in early life might be to establishing healthy and holistic patterns of learning (Louv, 2005, 2008; NIH, 2012; Nager & Shapiro, 2000; Restak, 2004, 2005). By analyzing and synthesizing theories of open systems with ecological systems theories, multiple intelligences theories, and theories about the innate force of inner motivation and the power of movement and musically informed play, a new lens or world view can emerge to aid in understanding and utilizing holistic learning.< Less
Early Childhood Learning in a Musical UNI-VERSE By Andi Bowe
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Viewing the cultures of four different types of West Coast early learning environments in the United States through the eyes of the teachers themselves, variables important to lifelong evolution of... More > musical talents and the metacognitive benefits of music and movement will be explored and synthesized. Brain-based research in recent years has revealed just how important musical experiences in early life might be to establishing healthy and holistic patterns of learning (Louv, 2005, 2008; NIH, 2012; Nager & Shapiro, 2000; Restak, 2004, 2005). By analyzing and synthesizing theories of open systems with ecological systems theories, multiple intelligences theories, and theories about the innate force of inner motivation and the power of movement and musically informed play, a new lens or world view can emerge to aid in understanding and utilizing holistic learning.< Less
The Life World: Herman's Adventures in Sustainability By Shari Anker
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An unusual visitor teaches a young college student a radical new sustainability paradigm in this lighthearted fable. From the smallest to the largest living systems, from cells and bacteria to the... More > human body to ecosystems to the planet as a whole, readers will learn how it is all connected. For students of sustainability of all ages looking to envision a new Big Picture, The Life World explores very different assumptions about how evolution works in living systems. Just Three Principles of Life are used to accomplish this both simple and yet most challenging paradigm change. Not satisfied with outlining this new philosophy alone, the author tackles its application to the Florida Everglades, global warming, pollution, and human health. Prepare to be surprised. Prepare to see the world differently. Begin the work of true sustainability as a “W’ecologist.”< Less
The Life World: Herman's Adventures in Sustainability By Shari Anker
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An unusual visitor teaches a young college student a radical new sustainability paradigm in this lighthearted fable. From the smallest to the largest living systems, from cells and bacteria to the... More > human body to ecosystems to the planet as a whole, readers will learn how it is all connected. For students of sustainability of all ages looking to envision a new Big Picture, The Life World explores very different assumptions about how evolution works in living systems. Just Three Principles of Life are used to accomplish this both simple and yet most challenging paradigm change. Not satisfied with outlining this new philosophy alone, the author tackles its application to the Florida Everglades, global warming, pollution, and human health. Prepare to be surprised. Prepare to see the world differently. Begin the work of true sustainability as a “W’ecologist.”< Less

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The Auctioneer's Apprentice  A Parable For Living An Abundant Life The Auctioneer's... By Chad Coe
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