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Cultural Influence on Ecological Literacy in Environmental Adult Education


A Comparative Study in China and Australia
Presentation by Candidature by Wenham Wang

Start Date

1st Mar 2017 3:45pm

End Date

1st Mar 2017 4:30pm


Education Video Conference Rooms:

  • Launceston: NH.A221c.Video
  • Hobart: SB.Hytten325.Video
  • Cradle Coast: CC.A119

The study focus on culture and its influence on the level of ecological literacy. Through comparative study on different types of social adult education group in China and Australia, the research will explore the impact of culture, tradition and different culture layers (such as symbol, hero, ritual and value) on environmental education in these groups. By applying Hofstede (2005)’s culture theory, the study will identify the connection between culture (culture layers) and attributes that contribute to the level of ecological literacy. Ultimately, by measuring the level of ecological literacy in the groups and evaluating its inner correlation with the culture of these groups, the study will help researches and educators develop the conception on ecological literacy with cultural dimension and provide new insights into how understanding and recognizing culture help us developing the level of ecological literacy which contribute to ecologically environmental education.