Rethinking Intercultural Approaches to Indigenous Environmental Education and Research
Chapter 8. Final Thoughts & Future Directions
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FINAL THOUGHTS & FUTURE DIRECTIONS
As I came to the end of this research journey, I found myself pondering its significance; how does it relate to and/or depart from the literature, concepts, and participants perspectives presented in previous chapters? How is it unique? And what have I found or experienced that contributes fresh perspectives, understanding, and new directions to the field of intercultural environmental education?
Engaging Wicked Problems through Education
Vink, Dewulf and Termeer (2013) define “wicked problems” as those “which cannot be precisely formulated or solved, because of widely diverging problem formulations and vested interests” (p. 45). They note that considering and addressing wicked problems such as climate change adaption is one of the most pressing and confounding challenges of our time.
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