Ecological thinking requires us to think on a much larger scale. Not just humanity, but the world as a whole. Doing so permits us the opportunity to improve the world. This is a necessity for not only our own survival, but the future outcome of the earth as well. We understand that it is impossible to please every single person in this world, but by listening to the overall voice of the masses, we are able to sort out ways to satisfy most.
Ecological thinking does take more time and effort to achieve, but ultimately it is necessary to benefit the world as best as possible. It’s a more reasonable, understood way to slowly change for the better. There is no right decision or solution, we are simply constantly moving towards a brighter future. A commonly used example is the walking tree. It’s roots work together in order to benefit the tree as a whole which allow it to constantly evolve to promote itself.
Thinking like a Tree – Mitchel Resnik -http://llk.media.mit.edu/courses/readings/thinking-like-tree.pdf
Ecological Thinking: a new approach to educational change By: Shoshanah Keni
Code, Lorraine. Ecological thinking the politics of epistemic location. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006.