Young people responding to the Anthropocene: re-considering active citizenship in a new epoch

Whitehouse, Hilary (2015) Young people responding to the Anthropocene: re-considering active citizenship in a new epoch. The Social Educator, 33 (2). pp. 18-25.

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Abstract

What does it actually mean for children and young people to grow up in the Anthropocene and be engaged and active citizens in the face of rapidly changing environmental conditions? In what ways are younger people taking up agency and exerting their rights in seeking transformative change in social and environmental relations? This discussion article considers some implications for citizenship education given the realities of rapid climate change and the conditions that define the epoch of the Anthropocene. This is not a narrative of doom and gloom, but one recognising human agency and young people's capabilities in seeking urgent transformations.

Item ID: 41282
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1328-3480
Keywords: active citizenship, education, Anthropocene, curriculum, climate change
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 01:32
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 100%
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