Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
Math, Science and Engineering
No. of Attendant
Acquired Skills/Covered Subjects
- demonstrate developed verbal, visual and mathematical models that explore a personal ecology and quality of life,reflect on the implications of using such models to inform personal thoughts and actions.
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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.
Natural Resources for Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa