This book explores environmental learning in formal education in NGO programs, and in public education spaces in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Highlights the need for understanding social and economic interactions between such efforts and the communities they serve.
Nicole Blum is a Lecturer in the Development Education Research Centre at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK). Since completing her PhD (Anthropology) at the University of Sussex in 2006, she has been actively engaged in research on environmental education and education for sustainable development, educational responses to climate change, and internationalization and global learning in higher education. Her work also includes an interest in the ethnography of education, the anthropology of development, access to and participation in education, and Education for All. In addition to teaching on an online MA programme in Development Education, she is also currently coordinating a research project which aims to develop and evaluate methods to embed learning about global and development issues within undergraduate courses in pharmacy, veterinary science, and human health. Over the course of her career she has worked and conducted research in Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, the United States and the United Kingdom.