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Forum: Roundtables of environmental and geographic discourse: Realigning paradigms
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
  • Marsha Alibrandi, Fairfield University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Disciplines
Abstract
The article discusses the importance of geography and environmental education in schools in Great Britain. Man-made boundaries are essentially agreements and half have congruence with natural features on the planet. The boundaries of disciplines are essentially agreements to study certain topics within the bounds of the origins of each discipline, yet each discipline has evolved in depth and breadth since its origins. The inherent structural assumptions of environmental education such as ecology, biodiversity and cause-and-effect relationships, when applied spatially, give rise to the newer studies such as biogeography, paleoclimatology, and even neuroscience. New imaging, sampling and analytical technologies are now in use and further developments will make possible even finer resolution from astrophysics to nanoscience. Given that both geography and environmental education are areas that transgress historic notions of the bounded discipline and now have even more common areas of congruence, it would seem that greater respect and collaboration across the two are happily intertwined.
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Published Citation
Alibrandi, M. (2005). Forum: Roundtables of environmental and geographic discourse: Realigning paradigms. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 14 (2) 143-147. Clevedon, UK: Channel View.
DOI
10.1080/10382040508668343
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Citation Information
Marsha Alibrandi. "Forum: Roundtables of environmental and geographic discourse: Realigning paradigms" International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 14 Iss. 2 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marsha_alibrandi/6/