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Nature matters in conversation

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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.

First Published: 16/08/2012

Updated: 27/09/2017

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