Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
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  • 2011-07-27T08:32:00.000Z
  • 2011-07-27T09:00:00.000Z
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  • 2016-03-03T10:33:27.000Z
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  • 2016-03-17T13:40:00.000Z
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  • Understanding the environment: problems with the way we think
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  • Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
  • Understanding the environment: problems with the way we think
Description
  • There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0">Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>This course will facilitate your exploration of a viable way of life by identifying actions that individuals can take to reduce environmental impacts while sustaining community well-being. You will be required to develop a worked example of how to go about doing this based on your own experience. In particular, you will explore how identifying a balance between reducing environmental impacts and sustaining community well-being should be an ongoing <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=3396&amp;displayformat=dictionary" title="T214_4 Glossary: learning" class="glossary autolink concept glossaryid33">learning</a> <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=3419&amp;displayformat=dictionary" title="T214_4 Glossary: process" class="glossary autolink concept glossaryid33">process</a>.</p><p>This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 2 study in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/find/environment-and-development?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">Environment &amp; Development</a></span></p>
  • There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0">Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2016
  • There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-studies/understanding-the-environment-problems-the-way-we-think/content-section-0">Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>This unit will facilitate your exploration of a viable way of life by identifying actions that individuals can take to reduce environmental impacts while sustaining community well-being. You will be required to develop a worked example of how to go about doing this based on your own experience. In particular, you will explore how identifying a balance between reducing environmental impacts and sustaining community well-being should be an ongoing <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/glossary/showentry.php?courseid=1008&amp;eid=3396&amp;displayformat=dictionary" title="T214_4 Glossary: learning" class="glossary autolink concept glossaryid33">learning</a> <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/glossary/showentry.php?courseid=1008&amp;eid=3419&amp;displayformat=dictionary" title="T214_4 Glossary: process" class="glossary autolink concept glossaryid33">process</a>.</p><p>This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Understanding <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/glossary/showentry.php?courseid=1008&amp;eid=3450&amp;displayformat=dictionary" title="T214_4 Glossary: systems" class="glossary autolink concept glossaryid33">systems</a>: making sense of complexity (T214) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/engineering-and-technology/index.htm">this subject area</a></span>.</p>