Section I: A Social Learning Approach to Environmental Management * Social Learning: A New Approach to Environmental Management * Traditions of Understanding: Language, Dialogue and Experience * Complex Adaptive Systems: Constructing Mental Models * Section II: Learning Partnerships with Communities * Communities Self-determination: Whose Interests Count? * Partnerships in Civil Society: Linking Bridging and Bonding Social Capital * Combining People, Place and Learning * Collaborative Learning: Bridging Scales and Interests * Section III: Learning Partnerships with Government * Linking Community and Government: Islands and Beaches * Changing Governments: Councils Embracing the Precautionary Principle * Felt Knowing: A Foundation for Local Government Practice * Section IV: Personal and Professional Learning * The Ethics of Social Engagement: Learning to Live and Living to Learn * Science Communication for Scientists: Reshaping a Culture * The Reflective Practitioner: Practising What We Preach * Section V: Learning for the Future * Lessons from the Past, Learning for the Future * Index
Meg Keen is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management and Development, Australian National University (ANU). Valerie A. Brown is Emeritus Professor and Director, Local Sustainability Project, School of Resources, Environment and Society, ANU. Rob Dyball is Lecturer at the Human Ecology Programme, School of Resources, Environment and Society, ANU.