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Ecological Intelligence

Author : Daniel Goleman
ISBN : 0385530404
Genre : Business & Economics
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The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence—revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves. We buy “herbal” shampoos that contain industrial chemicals that can threaten our health or contaminate the environment. We dive down to see coral reefs, not realizing that an ingredient in our sunscreen feeds a virus that kills the reef. We wear organic cotton t-shirts, but don’t know that its dyes may put factory workers at risk for leukemia. In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman reveals why so many of the products that are labeled green are a “mirage,” and illuminates our wild inconsistencies in response to the ecological crisis. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman explains why we as shoppers are in the dark over the hidden impacts of the goods and services we make and consume, victims of a blackout of information about the detrimental effects of producing, shipping, packaging, distributing, and discarding the goods we buy. But the balance of power is about to shift from seller to buyer, as a new generation of technologies informs us of the ecological facts about products at the point of purchase. This “radical transparency” will enable consumers to make smarter purchasing decisions, and will drive companies to rethink and reform their businesses, ushering in, Goleman claims, a new age of competitive advantage.
Category: Business & Economics

Ecological Intelligence

Author : Ian McCallum
ISBN : IND:30000122553427
Genre : Nature
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Defines a new way of thinking about the unprecedented environmental pressures of our day. McCallum offers a compelling argument that we must think differently about ourselves and the earth if we are to take seriously the survival of wilderness areas.
Category: Nature

Effect Of Ecological Intelligence On Developing Ecological Sensitivity Among Prospective Teachers

Author : Dr.M. Caroline Maria
ISBN : 9788194529156
Genre : Social Science
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This book is about an experimental study carried out by the author to find out the effect of ecological intelligence on developing ecological sensitivity among prospective teachers. The experiment is conducted to enhance the prospective teachers’ ecological intelligence in order to develop their ecological sensitivity which is expected to be imbibed in student community for ensuring a safe environment to all living beings. The author has adopted Daniel Goleman’s idea of ecological intelligence and developed the concept of ecological sensitivity from the perspective of the mental disposition of an individual to deal effectively the dynamic environment with empathy by taking initiatives to mitigate the environmental problems for sustainable development since the prevailing environmental condition demands the human beings to quickly respond to the environmental problems in order to protect the environment not only for the continued survival of the present generation, but also to ensure safe environment for the future generations.
Category: Social Science

Perspectives On The Ideas Of Gregory Bateson Ecological Intelligence And Educational Reforms

Author : C. A. Bowers
Genre : Education
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It is widely acknowledged that Gregory Bateson's ideas have been influential in a number of fields. Unfortunately, the importance of his ideas for understanding why public schools and universities continue to perpetuate ecologically unsustainable ways of thinking has not been adequately recognized. Given the deepening ecological and economic crises, this book is particularly timely as it clarifies how Bateson's five key ideas, when taken as a whole, provides the conceptual framework for introducing educational reforms that address both problems. That is, he explains why educators unconsciously continue to perpetuate the deep cultural assumptions that were constituted before there was an awareness of environmental limits, and how the emphasis on a possessive form of individualism and endless material progress undermines traditions of self-reliance within the world's diversity of communities. His contributions to making substantive educational reforms include: (1) Rethinking social justice issues in ways that take account of how the ecological crisis impacts the most vulnerable people; (2) How to make the transition to exercising ecological intelligence in the areas of democratic decision making and moral values; (3) Clarifying how computer-mediated learning perpetuates abstract thinking and the deep cultural assumptions that are at the cultural roots of the ecological and economic crises. The chapter on pedagogical and curricular decisions that foster ecological intelligence provides practical suggestions for how public school teachers and university professors can begin to make the transition to an ethnically diverse and ecologically sustainable future. Comments about the book: "We need an ecological consciousness which, in Gregory Bateson's words, is aware of the 'patterns that connect.' Chet Bowers leads us into that unmapped territory with a compass which helps." - Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute; author of Consulting the Genius of Place, and Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place "Chet Bowers' philosophical reflections on Bateson's thought and its implications for education are thought-provoking, challenging, and very inspiring." - Fritjof Capra, author of The Web of Life, and The Hidden Connections
Category: Education

Ecological Intelligence Among Teachers In Kerala

Author : P. Najmuddeen
ISBN : OCLC:1066665666
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We are living in an era where pollution and contamination is very high. Rapid and senseless urbanization and industrialization created so many problems for our environment. The deeds of men are making not only his life but also the lives of other creatures on the earth horrible. Having a good knowledge regarding the problems caused by our actions, however small it is, and acting accordingly will help to make the world a better place to live in. The major aim of education is to help one live a better and full life. Thus education in the present century must be founded on the principles of sustainable development and ecological awareness. Teachers are the people who have to create such awareness among the children. Unless one possesses deep knowledge about these areas in its pure sense, he/she cannot teach it. Thus teachers must have good knowledge about the issues and problems caused in the ecosystem by the interventions from the part of human beings. Only then can they educate the children accordingly to make the lives of the future generation safe and better. In his thought-provoking book, Goleman (2009) defines Ecological Intelligence as "individuals' ability to apply what they learn about their impact on the environment to make changes in their behaviour and live more sustainably". The study was aimed to find out the level of Ecological Intelligence of the teachers from the state of Kerala. Cross sectional Survey was carried out using an Ecological Intelligence Inventory (Najmuddeen & Areekuzhiyil, 2013), to collect data from 300 teachers working in Kindergarten to college level, selected through convenience sampling technique. The results of the study showed that teachers possessed higher level of Ecological Intelligence, with female teachers possessing higher level of Ecological Intelligence than the male counterparts. Trained teachers were also found to possess higher level of Ecological Intelligence than those who were not trained. But there was found to be no significant differences in the Ecological Intelligence of the teachers with different duration of teaching experience, age, subject taught and the type of management of the institution. There was found to be no significant differences in the Ecological Intelligence of the teachers with different educational qualifications, but teachers who taught in secondary and higher secondary classes were found to possess higher level of Ecological Intelligence than those who taught in colleges.


Author : Daniel Goleman
ISBN : 9781118237205
Genre : Education
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A new integration of Goleman's emotional, social, andecological intelligence Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiringstories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of educationthat builds - in vitally important ways - on the success of socialand emotional learning by addressing today's most importantecological issues. This book shares stories of pioneering educators, students, andactivists engaged in issues related to food, water, oil, and coalin communities from the mountains of Appalachia to a small villagein the Arctic; the deserts of New Mexico to the coast of NewOrleans; and the streets of Oakland, California to the hills ofSouth Carolina. Ecoliterate marks a rich collaboration between DanielGoleman and the Center for Ecoliteracy, an organization best knownfor its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, andintegrating ecological principles and sustainability into schoolcurricula. For nearly twenty years the Center has worked withschools and organizations in more than 400 communities across theUnited States and numerous other countries. Ecoliterate also presents five core practices ofemotionally and socially engaged ecoliteracy and a professionaldevelopment guide.
Category: Education

Global Ethics On Climate Change

Author : Martin Schonfeld
ISBN : 9781317967347
Genre : Political Science
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The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate change. This book raises questions concerning the systemic and cultural reasons for Western countries’ unwillingness to bear full responsibility for their carbon emissions. Is the Western paradigm failing? Can other cultures offer solutions? Are there alternatives for designing a better future? Just as the roots of the problem of climate change are cultural, the solution must be too. The contributors to Global Ethics on Climate Change explore cultural alternatives. This differs from conventional climate ethics, which tends to address the crisis with utilitarian, legalistic, and analytic tools. The authors in this volume doubt whether such paradigm patches will work. It may be time to think outside the box and consider non-Western insights about the good life, indigenous wisdom on being-in-the-world, and new ideas for civil evolution. This book is an examination of candidates for a Plan B. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Ethics.
Category: Political Science

University Reforms In An Era Of Global Warming

Author : C. A. Bowers
ISBN : 9780966037043
Genre : Education, Higher
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This book is especially timely for reasons related to the current efforts on the part of several national organizations to promote sustainability reforms in courses in all academic disciplines. The American Association for Sustainability in Higher education is in the forefront of this reform effort. Replacing an inefficient campus infrastructures was easy when compared to the challenges of engaging faculty in discussions of how the content of their courses continue to reinforce the deep cultural assumptions that gave conceptual direction to the individualistic/consumer-dependent lifestyle that that is now widely recognized as unsustainable. The chapters address a number of especially daunting challenges, with the main one being that many faculty who were graduate students in the last decades of the 20th Century continue to think within the same conceptual frameworks they acquired from their mentors. Their mentors were unaware of environmental limits, as well as the metaphorical nature of language that reproduces the ecologically problematic cultural assumptions that, in turn, have become part of today’s students’ taken for granted world. Several chapters address such limitations of these 20th Century conceptual frameworks as the way academic freedom in now being use by many faculty in the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools to justify ignoring not only the ecological crisis, and the failure to ask whether such traditional areas of inquiry, such as the thinking of Western philosophers and other abstract theorists, will be useful to students as they face the life-changing environmental impacts of climate change. Two other key issues that must be taken into account if sustainability reforms are to be introduced in courses across the academic disciplines include the need for faculty to understand the many ways in which the emphasis on print-based theory fosters abstract thinking, thus further strengthening the long-held myth of individual intelligence. The need to understand cultures as ecologies and the difference between individual and ecological intelligence are also discussed. The book also contains a discussion of the university administrators’ essential role in holding faculty accountable for engaging in extended discussions of the language issues such as the linguistic colonization of the present by the past, the recursive cultural patterns that are being represented as the latest progressive ways of thinking that are the basis of many of today’s conceptual double binds, and how to foster the students’ awareness of the different ways that ideologies, technologies, and silences are undermining what remains of the cultural and environmental commons. The critique of current misconceptions that underlie different disciplines, as well as the resistance of many faculty to taking the ecological crisis seriously, are balanced with extended discussions of alternative ways of thinking about language, the connections between print-storage (which is amplified by computer-mediated learning and communication) and the ways in which oral traditions foster awareness of contexts and patterns of moral reciprocity (and thus ecological intelligence). In effect, the book provides the conceptual framework that needs to be the focus of faculty discussions, if these discussion are going to help faculty avoid the misconception that adding a couple of readings by environmental writers or learning about ecologically sustainable community practices will enable students to make the transition to a post-industrial way of thinking.
Category: Education, Higher

Teaching For Intelligence

Author : Barbara Z. Presseisen
ISBN : 9781412955546
Genre : Education
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Insightful articles in this updated collection discuss the nature of the intelligent learner and what educators and scientists have to say about teaching for intelligence.
Category: Education

Today S Hr For A Sustainable Tomorrow

Author : R.K. Mishra
ISBN : 9788184247541
Genre : Economic development
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We are now going through a sustainability revolution that will rival the agricultural and industrial revolutions in the way it will transform society. Innovation and creativity will be needed to develop radical, new products that are less damaging to the environment and generate new business and job. The book is of interest to all business and management students, academicians, researchers, practitioners, consultants, corporate managers, governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations with special interest in issues relating to HRM for sustainability. The book is centered on the theme of HRM and sustainability. The authors have pulled different strings of HRM enabling sustainability from the designing and assembling the HR functions for sustainability to creating sustainable culture to best practices in HRM for sustainability. The authors have shared various perspectives in terms of the role of HRM for sustainability from culture building to employer branding to employee engagement. The authors have also reflected upon the role of HRM in managing future workforce and creating conducive and sustainable employee relations.
Category: Economic development

Source Full Intelligence

Author : Dr. Coomi Vevaina
ISBN : 9781491800546
Genre : Religion
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Source-Full Intelligence, Understanding Uniqueness and Oneness through Education is a groundbreaking book which will give you an entirely new understanding of holistic education. Written by an internationally renowned educator, teacher trainer and researcher, the book is intended for all who love and care for children and young adults. It details the toxicity of our educational systems and offers viable alternatives in order to make the process of education a joyful one for learners. It urges all care givers and educators to begin by developing their own Source-full Intelligence to enable them to understand the dual capacity that we humans have of conceptualising and experiencing our uniqueness and oneness, and pass on this understanding to learners. With the help of two lesson plans in the final chapter, it demonstrates how we can fruitfully replace the Self-versus-Other consciousness with a Self-and-Other consciousness and lead children to an even higher awareness that all is Self and there is in fact, no Other. By courageously examining our own belief systems and replacing delimiting beliefs with life-enhancing ones, each one of us can, in our own unique way, contribute towards making our rapidly shrinking and increasingly threatened world a better place for ourselves and for the generations to come.
Category: Religion

Systems Theory For Pragmatic Schooling Toward Principles Of Democratic Education

Author : C. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781137449320
Genre : Education
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Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.
Category: Education

The Way We Re Working Isn T Working

Author : Tony Schwartz
ISBN : 9780857200495
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Karen Thornber
ISBN : 9780472118069
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Delving into the complex, contradictory relationships between humans and the environment in Asian literatures
Category: Literary Criticism

A Century Of Spies

Author : Jeffery T. Richelson
ISBN : 9780199880584
Genre : History
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Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed overview of the role of modern intelligence in every part of the globe. From spies and secret agents to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery surveillance, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States, British, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, German, and French intelligence services, and much more. All the key elements of modern intelligence activity are here. An expert whose books have received high marks from the intelligence and military communities, Jeffrey Richelson covers the crucial role of spy technology from the days of Marconi and the Wright Brothers to today's dazzling array of Space Age satellites, aircraft, and ground stations. He provides vivid portraits of spymasters, spies, and defectors--including Sidney Reilly, Herbert Yardley, Kim Philby, James Angleton, Markus Wolf, Reinhard Gehlen, Vitaly Yurchenko, Jonathan Pollard, and many others. Richelson paints a colorful portrait of World War I's spies and sabateurs, and illuminates the secret maneuvering that helped determine the outcome of the war on land, at sea, and on the diplomatic front; he investigates the enormous importance of intelligence operations in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II, from the work of Allied and Nazi agents to the "black magic" of U.S. and British code breakers; and he gives us a complete overview of intelligence during the length of the Cold War, from superpower espionage and spy scandals to covert action and secret wars. A final chapter probes the still-evolving role of intelligence work in the new world of disorder and ethnic conflict, from the high-tech wonders of the Gulf War to the surprising involvement of the French government in industrial espionage. Comprehensive, authoritative, and addictively readable, A Century of Spies is filled with new information on a variety of subjects--from the activities of the American Black Chamber in the 1920s to intelligence collection during the Cuban missile crisis to Soviet intelligence and covert action operations. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in military history, espionage and adventure, and world affairs.
Category: History

Artificial Intelligence And The Environmental Crisis

Author : Keith Ronald Skene
ISBN : 9780429619090
Genre : Computers
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A radical and challenging book which argues that artificial intelligence needs a completely different set of foundations, based on ecological intelligence rather than human intelligence, if it is to deliver on the promise of a better world. This can usher in the greatest transformation in human history, an age of re-integration. Our very existence is dependent upon our context within the Earth System, and so, surely, artificial intelligence must also be grounded within this context, embracing emergence, interconnectedness and real-time feedback. We discover many positive outcomes across the societal, economic and environmental arenas and discuss how this transformation can be delivered. Key Features: Identifies a key weakness in current AI thinking, that threatens any hope of a better world. Highlights the importance of realizing that systems theory is an essential foundation for any technology that hopes to positively transform our world. Emphasizes the need for a radical new approach to AI, based on ecological systems. Explains why ecosystem intelligence, not human intelligence, offers the best framework for AI. Examines how this new approach will impact on the three arenas of society, environment and economics, ushering in a new age of re-integration.
Category: Computers

Beyond Management

Author : M. Addleson
ISBN : 9780230343412
Genre : Business & Economics
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Traditional management structures, systems,and tools, intended to make the first factories of the industrial ageefficient, are now obsolete. Applying them to knowledge-work has exactly the opposite effect, causing all kinds of breakdowns. This book explains why knowledge workers have to manage themselves and tells them how to do it.
Category: Business & Economics

The Mind Is Mightier Than The Sword

Author : Lama Surya Das
ISBN : 038553051X
Genre : Religion
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From bestselling author and beloved teacher Lama Surya Das comes a thorough, engaging, and user-friendly guide to the teachings of Buddhism. Lama Surya Das is one of the most well-regarded Buddhist teachers and scholars in America today. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and his seminars and retreats are continually in demand. In part, it is his straightforward, accessible, and humorous approach that audiences react so strongly to–and in The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword, Surya brings that unique approach to a comprehensive guide to the most essential Buddhist teachings. For beginners and experienced practitioners alike, Lama Surya Das outlines his Six Building Blocks of Spiritual Practice and offers insight and advice not only on how to find and develop a spiritual center, but how to integrate it into your daily life. From daily meditation and yoga to creative work, journaling, volunteering in your community, and finding teachers in unexpected places, Buddhist practice can and should be part of everything you do. The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword is a practical guide to using the teachings of Buddhism to live a happier, healthier, more enlightened life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

The Long Evolution Of Brains And Minds

Author : Gerhard Roth
ISBN : 9789400762596
Genre : Nature
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The main topic of the book is a reconstruction of the evolution of nervous systems and brains as well as of mental-cognitive abilities, in short “intelligence” from simplest organisms to humans. It investigates to which extent the two are correlated. One central topic is the alleged uniqueness of the human brain and human intelligence and mind. It is discussed which neural features make certain animals and humans intelligent and creative: Is it absolute or relative brain size or the size of “intelligence centers” inside the brains, the number of nerve cells inside the brain in total or in such “intelligence centers” decisive for the degree of intelligence, of mind and eventually consciousness? And which are the driving forces behind these processes? Finally, it is asked what all this means for the classical problem of mind-brain relationship and for a naturalistic theory of mind.
Category: Nature