Center for Faculty Innovation

Practical Tips for Teaching About Sustainability (Workshop)

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Rose Library room 5110; lunch will be provided at 12:00 PM.

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Whether making headlines about the Paris Climate Accord, water rights, or proposed pipelines, sustainability is a topic that is very much of the moment. This timely workshop will engage participants in a variety of exercises designed to help create activities, assignments, and other classroom experiences for students related to the teaching of sustainability. Drawing from examples from across the disciplines, this workshop will provide practical advice and guide faculty in creating evidence-based learning activities that will link the content of faculty members’ areas of expertise with concerns surrounding sustainability and its related fields. Faculty, no matter their academic background, will learn specific ways that they can infuse their classrooms and their teaching with sustainability-related content.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying ways in which teaching sustainability can be incorporated in a wide variety of academic disciplines, and
  • Creating learning activities that are discipline-specific and sustainability-related.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning—as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices, and
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning).

Facilitator:

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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