Towards Ecological Literacy: A Permaculture Approach for Junior Secondary Science Permaculture Research Institute

Via Scoop.itPermaculture Design Review

Ecological literacy is not nurtured in most schools, and at the same time, many science courses are taught in ways that turn a significant number of students off science. Students complain that science is too hard, boring, and has no relevance to their lives. These complaints accompany a worldwide trend of attrition in science classes beyond the compulsory years. While this trend concerns the scientific community, it should also concern the environmental community because scientific literacy is a prerequisite for ecological literacy, especially regarding concepts such as carrying capacity, dynamic equilibrium, nutrient cycling, and the Laws of Thermodynamics.


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