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Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education

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Hadjichambis Andreas Ch. et al. (Editors), "Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education", Springer Nature, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-20249-1, License:

This Open Access book is about the development of a common understanding of environmental citizenship. It conceptualizes and frames environmental citizenship taking an educational perspective. Organized in four complementary parts, the book first explains the political, economic and societal dimensions of the concept. Next, it examines environmental citizenship as a psychological concept with a specific focus on knowledge, values, beliefs and attitudes. It then explores environmental citizenship within the context of environmental education and education for sustainability. It elaborates responsible environmental behaviour, youth activism and education for sustainability through the lens of environmental citizenship. Finally, it discusses the concept within the context of different educational levels, such as primary and secondary education in formal and non-formal settings. Environmental citizenship is a key factor in sustainability, green and cycle economy, and low-carbon society, and an important aspect in addressing global environmental problems. It has been an influential concept in many different arenas such as economy, policy, philosophy, and organizational marketing. In the field of education, the concept could be better exploited and established, however. Education and, especially, environmental discourses in science education have a great deal to contribute to the adoption and promotion of environmental citizenship.


Science Education, Sustainable Development, Social Justice, Equality And Human Rights, Environmental And Sustainability Education, Environmental Social Sciences, Human Rights, Sustainability / Sustainable Development, Environmental Citizenship, Environmental Citizen, Environmental Education, Education For Environmental Citizenship, Education For Sustainability, Enec, Eu Horizon 2020, Eu-roadmap 2050, European Network For Environmental Citizenship, Environmental Behavior, Environmental Citizenship From Educational Perspective, Open Access, Teaching Of A Specific Subject, Science: General Issues, Sustainability, Politics & Government, Education

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