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Towards a good anthropocene for north-west Tasmania: transforming the role of a regional university campus


Smith, C and Krabbe, R, Towards a good anthropocene for north-west Tasmania: transforming the role of a regional university campus, Social Alternatives, 38, (3) pp. 67-75. ISSN 1836-6600 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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This paper highlights the urgency of action on climate change, and on the role of paradigm change and systemic transformation towards this. It further considers how regional campuses are ideally placed to make a unique contribution to progressing an emerging new paradigm, focused on Sustainable Wellbeing. The concept of Sustainable Wellbeing towards a Good Anthropocene is suggested as the foundation of a new paradigm to provide meaning and purpose to individuals and institutions alike. The Cradle Coast campus of the University of Tasmania, whose recent leadership has outlined a new vision of the University as being ‘place based and right sized’ is ideally placed to deliver this mission, assisted by its small scale and closeness to local communities. It has the potential to impact on the transformation needed of understanding, education, vision, will and leadership to support a level of collective action for optimal flourishing.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:primary, STEM, practice of statistics, science education, sustainability curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Smith, C (Dr Caroline Smith)
UTAS Author:Krabbe, R (Mrs Robin Krabbe)
ID Code:136284
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-12-12
Last Modified:2020-05-18

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