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Earth Smarts Survey

Earth Smarts Survey

Welcome to the earth smarts survey, part of research to help validate and localize earth smarts, a new educational construct. Participation is entirely voluntary, and you can do the survey fairly quickly, but please take your time and provide thoughtful answers – share your expertise and wisdom. Before you take this survey, background information to help explain the components is available on the Primary Domains and Earth Smarts 101 pages on the EarthSmarts.info website. The links should open in a new page or tab, so keep them handy while you take this survey. Thank you for your thoughts.
1. Earth smarts, or essential ecoliteracy, is a practical, educational construct that attempts to answer the question: How can we justly maintain or improve our quality of life, even as the world changes? It is based on four domains. Do you feel each of these domains is important? *This question is required.
Space Cell Definitely notProbably notUnsureProbably yesDefinitely yes
Competencies / Skills *This question is required
Concepts / Knowledge *This question is required
Sense of Place *This question is required
Values *This question is required
3. Please rank the following domains, including some from other sources, in order of importance (most important at top).
4. The following components are related to concepts / knowledge. Are they important to essential ecoliteracy? *This question is required.
Space Cell Definitely NotProbably NotUnsureProbably YesDefinitely Yes
Basic thermodynamics *This question is required
Historical ecology
(historical time) *This question is required
Basic biology
(evolutionary time) *This question is required
Basic earth science (geological time) *This question is required
Key ecological principles *This question is required
6. The following components are related to sense of place. Are they important to essential ecoliteracy? *This question is required.
Space Cell Definitely notProbably notUnsureProbably yesDefinitely yes
Global community awareness *This question is required
Local community awareness *This question is required
Emotional bond / environmental sensitivity / biophilia *This question is required
Self-efficacy *This question is required
8. The following components are related to Values / diversity. Are they important to essential ecoliteracy? *This question is required.
Space Cell Definitely notProbably notUnsureProbably yesDefinitely yes
Respect for individuals *This question is required
Moral development (beyond dualism) *This question is required
Justice as fairness *This question is required
Respect for cultures *This question is required
Individual rights vs. community responsibilities *This question is required
Respect for organisms *This question is required
Respect for future generations *This question is required
Respect for ecosystems *This question is required
9. The following components are related to competencies / skills. Are they important to essential ecoliteracy? *This question is required.
Space Cell Definitely notProbably notUnsureProbably yesDefinitely yes
Scientific reasoning *This question is required
Systems thinking *This question is required
Self-regulation / adaptability *This question is required
Community skills *This question is required
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