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Teaching Environmental Literacy : Across Campus and Across the Curriculum - Heather L. Reynolds

Teaching Environmental Literacy

Across Campus and Across the Curriculum

Paperback Published: 1st January 2010
ISBN: 9780253221506
Number Of Pages: 216

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To prepare today's students to meet growing global environmental challenges, colleges and universities must make environmental literacy a core learning goal for all students, in all disciplines. But what should an environmentally literate citizen know? What teaching and learning strategies are most effective in helping students think critically about human-environment interactions and sustainability, and integrate what they have learned in diverse settings? Educators from the natural and social sciences and the humanities discuss the critical content, skills, and affective qualities essential to environmental literacy. This volume is an invaluable resource for developing integrated, campus-wide programs to prepare students to think critically about, and to work to create, a sustainable society.

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...Teaching Environmental Literacy would serve well any institution seeking to implement revisions to the curriculum- or individuals looking to create or revise courses that foreground environmental literacy. October 19, 2011--Annie Merrill Ingram "Davidson College "

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Rationale for Teaching Environmental Literacy in Higher Educationp. xiii
A Model For Grassroots, Multidisciplinary Faculty Inquiryp. 1
Core Learning Goals For Campus-Wide Environmental Literacy
Overviewp. 17
At the Forest's Edge: A Place-Based Approach to Teaching Ecosystem Servicesp. 29
Population, Energy, and Sustainabilityp. 39
Population, Consumption, and Environmentp. 50
Economics and Sustainabilityp. 61
A Sense of Placep. 72
Environmental Justice and a Sense of Placep. 77
Environmental Literacy and the Lifelong Cultivation of Wonderp. 85
Teaching Environmental Communication through Rhetorical Controversyp. 98
Strategies For Teaching Environmental Literacy: Beyond The Traditional Classroom
Overviewp. 111
Effective Education for Environmental Literacyp. 117
Learning in Place: The Campus as Ecosystemp. 130
Environmental Literacy and Service-Learning: A Multi-Text Renderingp. 135
Sense of Place and the Physical Senses in Outdoor Environmental Learningp. 142
A Natural Environment for Environmental Literacyp. 150
Teaching Outdoorsp. 158
Beyond Courses: Teaching Environmental Literacy Across Campus and Across The Curriculum
Overviewp. 167
Environmental Literacy and the Curriculum: An Administrative Perspectivep. 171
Faculty, Staff, and Student Partnerships for Environmental Literacy and Sustainabilityp. 178
Food for Thought: A Multidisciplinary Faculty Grassroots Initiative for Sustainability and Service-Learningp. 183
Final Thoughtsp. 192
Appendixp. 197
List of Contributorsp. 201
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780253221506
ISBN-10: 0253221501
Series: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36

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