Title

The Educational Imperative of Creation Care

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article argues that our educational systems generally have failed to help students understand their vital connections to and responsibility for the non-human creation. But environmental education, as it matures, can put us on the right track. In addition to exploring how the world works physically and biologically, it commonly embraces questions of lifestyle, sustainability, and ethics, with the aim of preparing people to be creation-literate and creation-responsible citizens. It also offers a number of integrating perspectives, themes, and tools that can help to orient and connect traditional disciplines. Further, the perspectives and themes of environmental education should direct the practices of an institution to make it a model of creation-sensitive living.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Publication Title

Christian Scholar’s Review

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

433

Last Page

454

Publication Date

Summer 2003

Comments

Originally published in Petersen, K. L. (2003). The educational imperative of creation care. Christian Scholar’s Review, 32(4), 433–454.

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