User Profile

Name: Alexander Lautensach
Member Since: September 18th, 2006
Member Name: Alexander.lautensach
Last Logged In: September 18th, 2010
Location: Terrace,

Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Deputy Director,
 The Human Security Institute, Canada

Born in Munich, Germany. Canadian and NZ Citizen; married.

Academic Background

Research Expertise

  • Environmental ethics and human behavior;
  • Determinants of human security in the areas of health and environmental support structures;
  • Science education and values;
  • Teaching for sustainability.

Other Areas of Expertise

  • Training student teachers for primary & elementary schools in BC.
  • Associate editor of the Journal of Human Security; in charge of educational and environmental aspects of human security.
  • Twenty-five years of teaching experience at the secondary, tertiary, postgraduate and continuing education levels in science, ethics, and education, mostly in New Zealand and Canada.
  • Researcher and co-director of the Human Security Institute. I carry out teaching and research assignments with academic institutions and NGOs worldwide.

Selected Publications

  • Lautensach, A. 2010. Environmental Ethics for the Future: Rethinking Education to Achieve Sustainability. Saarbruecken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8383-6124-6
  • Lautensach, A. & S. W. Lautensach. “A Curriculum for a Secure Future: Agenda for Reform”. 2010. In Suoranta, Juha, Houston, Donna, Martin, Gregory & Peter McLaren (Eds.). The Havoc of Capitalism: Educating for Environmental and Social Justice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Lautensach, A. 2009. “Teaching Values Through the Ecological Footprint”. Green Theory and Praxis: Journal of Ecopedagogy5(1): 153-168.
  • Lautensach, A. 2009. “The ethical basis for sustainable human security: A place for anthropocentrism?” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry6 (4): 437-455.
  • Lautensach, A.K. 2006. “Moral Concern for the Objects of Scientific Research”. International J. of the Humanities, 3(6):1447-1456.
  • Lautensach, A.K. 2005. “The Values of Ecologists”. Environmental Values, 14(2):241-250.