Climate change is a complex, real-world, defining challenge of our times where relevant knowledge and action are not confined to the epistemological foundations of any single academic discipline, although many such disciplines can and do contribute. Climate change education, therefore, requires a holistic approach which brings together different academic disciplines. This paper further argues, however, that, while this is necessary, it is not sufficient as the complexity of climate change cannot be captured by academic knowledges alone. An expanded notion of interdisciplinarity is required which integrates academic disciplinary knowledges with experiential knowledges of climate change of both professional practitioners and citizens in their daily lives.
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Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) - Case Study
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Autumn Budget 2018: What key energy policy changes will affect business?
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