Propagating collective hope in the midst of environmental doom and gloom

Kelsey, Elin (2016) Propagating collective hope in the midst of environmental doom and gloom. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 21. pp. 23-40.

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Abstract

Environmental educators recognize the importance of empowering children and adults, yet environmental education operates within a grand narrative of environmental gloom and doom. Growing evidence exists that children feel hopeless about the future of the planet. Given relationships between hope and agency, the question arises of how to propagate hope when environmental educators themselves are inundated by doom and gloom. This paper seeks insights from the research literature on palliative care, where questions of hope and hopelessness are more openly debated. It recognizes the value of alternative conceptions of hope and the capacity for emotions to be shared via hopeful social media campaigns, such as #OceanOptimism.

Item ID: 51238
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1205-5352
Keywords: hope, gloom, doom, emotional contagion, #OceanOptimism, resilience
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 01:51
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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