by Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence: The Hidden Impacts of What We Buy (Broadway Business, 2010), a book selected by Virginia Tech for its 2009 and 2010 Common Book Project.
Near the start of the 20th century William James wrote that “an education in attention would be the education par excellence.” That was then.
Today, a century after James, I argue that the most crucial education would be in ecological intelligence—and that this demands rethinking and updating curricula in ecoliteracy in fields ranging from physics and chemistry to business and psychology.
Let me explain what I mean by ‘ecological intelligence’. Continue reading