Learning for Planetary Habitability: A Lived Experience Study With Senior Earth System Scientists
McGee, Michael John
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Subjectautoethnography; climate change education; climate literacy; Earth learning; Earth system science; lived experience
This autoethnographic study investigates the lived experiences of seven senior Earth system scientists to explore the human process of learning about the Earth as a whole, life-sustaining system, and to learn what it is like for these experts to communicate their knowledge and live with that knowledge. At the core of the thesis, seven scientist-interview chapters offer an immersive, introductory curriculum grounded in holistic, personal, experiential material to facilitate non-specialists’ qualitative learning about complex Earth system phenomena. The material demonstrates what human Earth learning experiences can look like at a time when Earth learning is not generally practiced and not well-charted for non-specialists. The thesis invites citizens, educators, and researchers to engage with the experiential material, and to experiment with and develop pathways for a whole-system approach to Earth learning that may enable societies to attain lasting alignment of human systems with the life-sustaining Earth system.
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