Ecologisation of Communities through Environmental Adult Education
The goal to achieve sustainable global environment may remain a wild goose chase if environmental education, awareness creation and action are not promoted and sustained at community level. Ecologisation of communities will play a significant role in behaviour modification to action competence of community members. The emergence and development of an ecologically driven agenda for communities will enable adults (who are the major stakeholders in community development) play an active role in shaping an ecologically sustainable social and economic order. Ecologisation, in this sense, involves awareness and action, social structures and observable effects on the quality of the environment. The action competence approach through transformative and outdoor experiential learning theories is to develop a critical, reflective and participatory approach by which the adult members of the community can cope with future environmental problems.
Keywords: Ecologisation, Sustainable communities, Environmental adult education.