Education as Life

  • Lucie SauvéEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)


Through my immersion in citizen resistance movements against invasive “development” projects, and my exploration of diverse ecosocial creative initiatives, I have observed the ongoing processes of knowledge construction and very often, the emergence of a collective and powerful intelligence in the mobilized groups. Noting the gap between school and such contexts of rooted and meaningful learning, some questions emerged: how can formal education build on these informal leaning dynamics so as to empower youths/citizens willing and capable of contributing to social debates and transformations for better living together within our oikos? In this perspective, how can the barriers between formal, non-formal and informal learning contexts be broken? More specifically, beyond any globalizing educational projects, what is/could/should be the contribution of environmental education to our human journey in this world?


Environmental education Ecocitizenship Ecosocial transformation Ecological democracy Grounded learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)QuébecCanada

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