Is a “Social Ecology” Possible? Notes For a Story to be Written

Luca Morini, Walter Fornasa

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Can “assumed” knowledges exist in a changing society? This article will move from Margaret Mead's thought to explore the opportunity of an ecological approach to all evolutive systems, that is single, social, or relating to context systems. Although this approach, called “ecology of relations” or “social ecology,” moves from classical development models it is open to new “developments” perspective and to co-evolutive perspective to cooperation. The article will focus on relation networks, especially cultural and educational networks, which characterize co-adaptive relation between living systems (but also “co-living” meant as “living with the others” systems) and living contexts in which everyone is, at the same time, both an “in development” system (that involves individual processes) and an “of development” system (that involves interpersonal processes).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalWord Futures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Co-evolutive competence
  • co-evolutive Systems
  • developments
  • social ecology


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