Higher Education in a Sustainable Society: A Case for Mutual by Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Stina Torjesen, Richard Ennals

By Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Stina Torjesen, Richard Ennals

This e-book addresses the next query: what's a sustainable society, and the way can larger schooling support us to enhance towards it? The middle argument recommend is that the concept that of sustainability reaches a lot farther than simply the direct features of environmental threats and carbon emissions. utilizing better schooling as some extent of departure, the e-book exhibits that sustainability comprises a vast variety of disciplines, from nursing and food to expertise and administration. It argues sustainable society involves a different viewpoint on society that affects our social pondering when it comes to ethics, democracy and information improvement. The ebook additionally discusses if (and if that is so, how) greater schooling can and will give a contribution to this sort of improvement in line with the rules of the liberty of technological know-how in a liberal, democratic society. The e-book provides Mutual Competence development as an idea better schooling can adapt which will give a contribution to a sustainable Society.

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Science is, however, not capable of dealing with any questions of value; scientific thinking is based on Hume’s strict distinction between value and facts, and science itself deals with facts exclusively. An education totally dominated by factual knowledge does not only neglect the necessary value aspect of our relation to the world, it implicitly teaches the student to neglect that aspect altogether. The factual orientation of science is its limitation, but it is also its strength, so it should not be changed, but one should be strongly aware of the limitation implied from an educational point of view.

These industry groupings have sustainability as a major theme in their strategy, and have entered into a collaborative partnership with the university in order to strengthen their work on sustainability. Leading companies in the region have formed a CSR network, where dialogue with the university has been a prominent part of the activities. The University of Agder has, therefore, a number of preliminary lessons to offer regarding collaboration with work life institutions in the field of sustainability, and the subsequent chapters will highlight these.

His way of using language reflects the problems that ordinary language creates by a grammatical structure which may lead us into, in Heidegger’s perspective, erroneous ways of thinking. The unity of being-in-the-world is a good example. The apparently similar expression in current English would be “being in the world”, which inevitably indicates an ontology consisting of two objects and a separately defined relation between these. First, we have the world, as an object in itself. Then we have the being, which is thought here not as the property of existing, but a particular being, namely the human subject or Dasein.

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