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The concept of ecosystem services in environmental education. Exemplary approaches at schools, universities and in the further education scene for planners.

Authors

  • Christine Fürst Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9678-4844
  • Antonia Kriuger Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5819-6726
  • Barbara Warner Akademie für Raumentwicklung in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft - ARL https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0587-8616
  • Emily Ehrlich Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
  • Lucas Fenger Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.73

Keywords:

Ecosystem services, School education, Higher education, Environmental education, Advanced training concepts for planning practice, Operationalization, Planning disciplines

Abstract

The concept of ecosystem services has great potential to anchor nature conservation and species protection more firmly in a broader social debate. As an assessment framework, it illustrates the benefits of natural services in the broadest sense and is the subject of intense debate with regard to its scope and the operationalization required for spatial planning. In the sense of an integration into the social debate about the sustainable use of natural resources, the concept should be included in the canon of educational offers – beyond the ‘classical’ offers and topics of environmental education. This paper exemplifies how the concept is taught in school education (using the example of the Federal State of Saxony, Germany), and in higher education in selected subject areas in Germany as well as in the further education landscape for planning practitioners (in Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The paper shows approaches and deficits for a future goal-oriented operationalization of the concept. The focus is explicitly on environmental education and the provision of educational offers for actors in spatial planning, and reflects the current landscape of educational offers in the mentioned fields.

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2021-12-06

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Fürst C, Kriuger A, Warner B, Ehrlich E, Fenger L. The concept of ecosystem services in environmental education. Exemplary approaches at schools, universities and in the further education scene for planners. RuR [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 6 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];80(1). Available from: https://rur.oekom.de/index.php/rur/article/view/73

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