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Application of the Aristotle Phronēsis Concept to Foster Ecological Citizenship in Geography Education

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2020, 9(1), pp.51-65
  • DOI : 10.25202/JAKG.9.1.4
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography
  • Received : March 28, 2020
  • Accepted : April 19, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

Hong, Suh-Young 1

1서울 청구초등학교

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ABSTRACT

To solve today’s ecological crisis, it is important to introduce the concept of ecological citizenship as a new citizenship in geography education. Ecological citizenship is characterized by the emphasis of obligations and responsibilities even on the private sphere of the individual. This ecological citizenship is a concept that presupposes that an individual’s internal motivation and practice to solve problems of community problem arising from an ecological crisis should be expressed based on environmental justice. With the intellectual virtue presented by Aristotle, the concept of phronēsis refers to each person’s ability to discern and judge in the context of life. In this paper presented Aristotle’s concept of phronēsis as a philosophical basis for fostering ecological citizenship in geography education and explored whether phronēsis could be a conceptual basis for ecological citizenship. To this end, the process of fostering ecological citizenship by applying the concept of phronēsis was largely considered as setting goals, inducing internal motivation, and forming habits. Through this, it was considered sustainability of the community can be realized.

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