Free course

Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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.

This is the third course in the 'Understanding the environment' series. For more information, see the introductory session here339.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • 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.

First Published: 21/12/2012

Updated: 14/02/2020