Digging Deep: Preparing Students Across the Curricula to Respond to Climate Change via a Social Justice Lens
Curricular Program II
Dr. Heather Hackman
If you are a faculty member or teaching assistant trying to tackle the issues of climate change and sustainability, then you know how quickly the content can become overwhelming for students. This workshop is designed for participants who are already addressing environmental issues, climate disruption and sustainability in their teaching and want to go deeper into the challenges of this work, how to connect it to other content areas, and how to not feel utterly buried in it all. More specifically, this session digs deeply into the critical social justice connections to climate and environmental issues, explores any gaps or challenges in our current teaching of this content, and offers a pedagogical framework with which to address the connections between environment/climate/sustainability, social justice, and participant content areas with a hopeful look toward the future. Importantly, this session builds off of the previous day’s workshop and/or off of participants’ previous teaching experience regarding climate and social justice and is therefore not well suited for those who are in the initial stages of considering how to teach from both environmental / climate / sustainability and social justice perspectives. The workshop begins with the framing of a social justice lens, followed by a critical analysis of what sustainability, environmental justice and climate justice look like through that lens, opens up for sharing what folks are already doing and struggling with in their work, and concludes with concrete pedagogical suggestions that can be used across campus curricula to combine all of this content. If participants would like to bring examples of what they have been doing, that would be welcome and add greatly to the session.
Dates and Times:
October 2, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015 9:00 AM
Registration is closed.
TILT Room 105
Debora Colbert, 970-491-2645, Debora.Colbert@ColoState.edu