Place as Panarchy: An Ecological Interpretation of Educational Research into Transformation, Ecological Identity, and Place(2012)
This book explores the leading research in transformative learning, change theory, biophysical places, spirituality, worldviews, and time. I investigate the landscape of current literature through five components of the panarchy model: holarchy, scale, time, cycle, and cross-scalar dependencies. These components shape a collection of research with seemingly disparate sources, such as existentialism, ecological identity, and Indigenous worldviews, through a lens of adaptive cycles, where the very research itself forms a panarchy of change, transforming through its own systems of knowledge. The book is framed through the questions: What are the leading minds discussing about the development of ecological identity through transformative experiences that occur in cherished biophysical places? And how do we know when we are transformed as a society of researchers? Critical findings include the powers of pluralism, perceptual change, slowness, multiple equilibria, and complexity as agents for supporting transformational ecological identity development.
- Transformative learning,
- Change theory,
- Biophysical places,
Citation InformationNick Stanger. Place as Panarchy: An Ecological Interpretation of Educational Research into Transformation, Ecological Identity, and Place. (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nicholas-stanger/9/