The sea is undeniably the unique heritage shared among the world inhabitants. Most of people seem to identify very little or no connection between their activities and the future of the ocean. However, a well preserved ocean may enhance and protect human wellbeing. In this perspective sea education is a meaningful tool to inspire a sense of attachment and personal responsibility that can be translated as ocean citizenship (OC). There is considerable support in the literature debate to recommend further investigations on this topic and scholars seem to agree with urge to develop sea literacy as key factor to water preservation and ocean environments. In Italy the debate is quite far from being fully taken into consideration, beside its 7.500 km of coasts and the need to save the Mediterranean sea habitat. This work resonates with the recent overseas studies and aims at relaunching the discussion on the meaning of ocean citizenship along with the urge to map actors, entities, associations (etc) to provide an opportunity to develop OC in terms of environmental and citizen education.

Ocean citizenship. The time to adopt a useful concept for environmental teaching and citizenship education is now, 2017.

Ocean citizenship. The time to adopt a useful concept for environmental teaching and citizenship education is now

Pecorelli, V.
2017

Abstract

The sea is undeniably the unique heritage shared among the world inhabitants. Most of people seem to identify very little or no connection between their activities and the future of the ocean. However, a well preserved ocean may enhance and protect human wellbeing. In this perspective sea education is a meaningful tool to inspire a sense of attachment and personal responsibility that can be translated as ocean citizenship (OC). There is considerable support in the literature debate to recommend further investigations on this topic and scholars seem to agree with urge to develop sea literacy as key factor to water preservation and ocean environments. In Italy the debate is quite far from being fully taken into consideration, beside its 7.500 km of coasts and the need to save the Mediterranean sea habitat. This work resonates with the recent overseas studies and aims at relaunching the discussion on the meaning of ocean citizenship along with the urge to map actors, entities, associations (etc) to provide an opportunity to develop OC in terms of environmental and citizen education.
eng
2/2017
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internazionale
esperti anonimi
ELETTRONICO
Settore M-GGR/01 - Geografia
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