Changing the story: 'Cradle‐to‐cradle' thinking as a compelling framework for ESD in a globalised world
Author: Webster, Ken
Source: International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Volume 2, Numbers 3-4, 24 April 2008 , pp. 282-298(17)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The role of worldviews remains under‐represented in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) despite developments in cognitive science which place them centre stage. An explicit understanding of the shift from linear and mechanistic mental models to those engendered by a nonlinear and living systems perspective is being articulated in science and innovative business under the heading 'cradle‐to cradle' thinking. The application of this perspective exemplifies a coherent and satisfying model, capable of suggesting a sustainability which is authentic, aspirational, and 'relevant'. Through this narrative the connections between nature, society and economy can be better understood and alternatives judged.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Temple Farm, Devil
Publication date: April 24, 2008