Resources

Here you can download useful articles and find links to the websites of interesting organisations and forums. Should you wish to suggest an article or link for inclusion on the website, please e-mail a copy to katy[at]hawthornpress.com.

Useful links

Author websites

Childhood/education organisations and campaigns

Magazines

  • The Green Parent – green parenting magazine
  • Juno – magazine promoting a natural approach to family life
  • Kindling Journal – The journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood, printed twice yearly

Self-development/training

Storytelling

The Shadow Giant

by Susan Perrow

This story was written in the wake of the earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the floods and bushfires in Australia, the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan and the growing concern over chemical pollution and food shortages. It’s aim is to reach primary and high-school children in an imaginative way to encourage discussion and debate.

The Rose and the Thorn

by Susan Perrow

A Story for the Children of Norway (2011), written with help from Eldbjorg and Dieter Paulsen, Arendal, Norway.

Social Ecology Articles

Imaginative Education: Nurturing our Social Ecology

–Dr David Wright

Working with imagination as a quality of relationship rather than something that is perceived or asserted or experienced individually

Social Ecology and Creative Pedagogy 

 –Dr Catherine Camden-Pratt

Using creative arts and critical thinking in co-creating and sustaining ecological learning webs in university pedagogies.

Comparison of ecological understandings & prevailing assumptions & practices in industrialised societies

–Dr Stuart Hill

Handy one-page overview.

Ethics, Sustainability and Healing

 –Dr Stuart Hill

Tips on developing your own unique thoughts and actions related to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development.

Deep Environmental Leadership –Dr Stuart Hill

–Dr Stuart Hill

Accepting and learning from small failures is the primary path to significant successes.
Trying to avoid this process, paradoxically, results in large failures.

Social Ecology Powerpoint Presentation

 –Dr Stuart Hill

Too often it is ‘the bits that we don’t see’, and are unaware of, that enable most systems to function. Yet society tends to focus just on the most attractive visible bits, neglects the rest, and is frequently surprised by the increasingly common expressions of system breakdown.