Knowledge and social learning for sustainable development

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Building on the on-going discussion about topical knowledge, social learning and sustainable development, this article discusses the problem horizon of non-sustainable development in order to highlight the necessity of social learning processes and to discuss the relevant conceptual approaches to social learning. It is argued that in order to meet the challenges of global environmental changes, social learning based on scientific and practical knowledge is essential. The article ends with a review of methods and procedures of initiating social learning in social practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Sociology : European perspectives and interdisciplinary challenges
EditorsMatthias Gross, Harald Heinrichs
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationDordrecht u.a.
Publication date2010
ISBN (print)978-90-481-8729-4
ISBN (electronic)978-90-481-8730-0
Publication statusPublished - 2010