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dc.contributor.authorHovardas, Tasosen
dc.contributor.authorKorfiatis, Konstantinos J.en
dc.creatorHovardas, Tasosen
dc.creatorKorfiatis, Konstantinos J.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T10:42:22Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T10:42:22Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/38078
dc.description.abstractThe 'Balance of Nature' metaphor is a pervasive idea in ecology. However, the scientific community acknowledged during the last decades that equilibrium conditions are rare, while disturbance events are not uncommon. We suggest that the exclusive teaching of the 'Balance of Nature' metaphor produces cultural, scientific and learning misconceptions about the structure and function of nature. We outline an exemplary educational intervention for high school students to exhibit that the use of computer simulations could serve important educational goals in ecology and environmental education, such as the liberation of the concept of 'balance' of its metaphysic burden, the comprehension of the dynamics and the systemic nature of ecological processes and the appreciation of the mutual relation between society and nature. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en
dc.sourceScience and Educationen
dc.source.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-80052788050&doi=10.1007%2fs11191-010-9325-0&partnerID=40&md5=db112b97fad7372f3674c52bc0644e39
dc.titleTowards a Critical Re-Appraisal of Ecology Education: Scheduling an Educational Intervention to Revisit the 'Balance of Nature' Metaphoren
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11191-010-9325-0
dc.description.volume20
dc.description.issue10
dc.description.startingpage1039
dc.description.endingpage1053
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Επιστημών της Αγωγής / Department of Education
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.description.notesCited By :3en
dc.source.abbreviationSci.Educ.
dc.source.otherScopus
dc.contributor.orcidKorfiatis, Konstantinos [0000-0003-0297-6499]
dc.contributor.orcidHovardas, Tasos [0000-0003-1776-2493]


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