This free course, Nature matters in conversation, focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility-what matters. The question 'What should constitute our prime focus of attention' can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters:
1 a distinction between nature and the environment
2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
appreciate different connotations and traditions of the terms ‘nature’ and ‘environment’ in the context of environmental responsibility
use conversation as a core metaphor for describing ‘what matters’ in environmental responsibility
identify and compare formal and less formal expressions of environmental responsibility.
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