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Learning to live and work together in an ecovillage community of practice
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SourceEuropean journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 8 (2017) 2, S. 179-194 ZDB
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Keywords (German)Gemeinschaft; Dorf; Ökologie; Nachhaltigkeit; Kooperation; Partizipation; Ökonomie; Alternative; Soziale Kompetenz; Lernen; Situativer Kontext; Soziokulturelle Theorie; Feldforschung; Interview; Beobachtung; Fallstudie; Ontario; Kanada
sub-disciplineAdult Education / Further Education
Educational Sociology
Document typeArticle (journal)
ISSN2000-7426
LanguageEnglish
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review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):Ecovillages are citizen-organised residential communities that strive for a more sustainable way of life based on a culture of cooperation and sharing, as deemed necessary to support a shift to a post carbon world (Dawson, 2006; Lockyer & Veteto, 2013; Korten, 2006). While much can potentially be learned from the study of these experimental sustainable communities, perhaps their greatest contribution is to help us understand how to transition from individualism and competition in order to live ‘smaller, slower and closer (Litfin, 2014)’. Drawing on a social theory of practice (Wenger, 1998) and concept of communities of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 1998), this paper considers how one ecovillage is learning the social competencies necessary to live and work well “in community”, and in doing so, it coconstructs and sustains a cooperative culture. (DIPF/Orig.)
other articles of this journalEuropean journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults Jahr: 2017
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Date of publication21.12.2017
Suggested CitationMychajluk, Lisa: Learning to live and work together in an ecovillage community of practice - In: European journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 8 (2017) 2, S. 179-194 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-150465
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