Teaching Sustainability/Teaching Sustainably

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"[This] is simply the type of book you sit down and read the whole book enjoying each chapter and then get up. What is especially nice about this book is that it balances the humdrum of academic discipline with practical experience describing how to teach sustainability in a realistic manner to individuals in diverse careers…In summary, adding sustainability to all facets of education is like adding computer technology to all facets of education–it is a core concept that is as fundamental to learning as reading, writing and
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Overview

"[This] is simply the type of book you sit down and read the whole book enjoying each chapter and then get up. What is especially nice about this book is that it balances the humdrum of academic discipline with practical experience describing how to teach sustainability in a realistic manner to individuals in diverse careers…In summary, adding sustainability to all facets of education is like adding computer technology to all facets of education–it is a core concept that is as fundamental to learning as reading, writing and arithmetic."?Mongabay.com
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"Conservation is not only for the environment alone. Teaching Sustainability, Teaching Sustainably is a college educators guide to encouraging sustainability in their lesson plans, as well as the importance of a practice that encourages good practices to help the teacher or professor keep their soul in their educational practices for years to come. An insightful discussion of these two vital yet related ideas that are needed for greater education in the long term, Teaching Sustainability, Teaching Sustainably is a strong pick for general education collections."

"Teaching Sustainability / Teaching Sustainably is simply the type of book you sit down and read the whole book enjoying each chapter and then get up. What is especially nice about this book is that it balances the humdrum of academic discipline with practical experience describing how to teach sustainability in a realistic manner to individuals in diverse careers... In summary, adding sustainability to all facets of education is like adding computer technology to all facets of education–it is a core concept that is as fundamental to learning as reading, writing and arithmetic."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579227395
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 663,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kirsten Allen Bartels is Honors Faculty Fellow at Grand Valley State University

Kelly A. Parker is Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University

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Table of Contents

I. Sustainability as a Core Value in Education
Sustainability for Everyone: Trespassing Disciplinary Boundaries—Douglas Klahr
Sustainability as a Core Issue in Diversity and Critical Thinking Education—Danielle Lake
Sustainable Happiness and Education: Educating Teachers and Students in the 21st Century—Catherine O’Brien
A Christian Approach to Sustainability—Chris Doran

II. Teaching Sustainability in the Academic Disciplines
Re-Envisioning Ecocomposition: The Rhetoric of Sustainable Energy and the Ecology of Writing—Kimberly R. Moekle
Sustainably Growing Farmers of the Future: Undergraduate Curriculum in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Kentucky—Keiko Tanaka, Mark Williams, Krista Jacobson and Mike Mullen
Using a Multi-level Approach to Teach Sustainability to Undergraduate Students in Engineering and Environmental Science—Bruce I. Dvorak, Stacey A. Hawkey and Valdeen Nelsen
Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education—Carrie Rich
Teaching Ecotourism in the Backyard of Waikiki, Hawai‘I—John Cusick
Writing Banana Republics and Guano Bonanzas: Consumerism and Globalization in the Composition Classroom—George E. Brooks
The Hungry Text: Toward a Sustainable Literary Food Pedagogy—Tom Hertweck and Kyle Bladow
Who Will Teach the Teachers? Re-orienting Teacher Education for the Values of Sustainability—Patrick Howard

III. Education as a Sustainable Practice
Eportfolios in a Liberal Studies Program: An Experiment in Sustainability—P. Sven Arvidson
The Paperless Classroom—Kirsten Bartels and Justin Pettibone
Communicating Sustainability: Teaching Sustainable Media Practice—Alex Lockwood
Unsustainable Aspects of Sustainability—Bart Bartels

IV. Leadership and Reform Strategies for Long-term Institutional Change
Teaching Sustainability Leadership—Courtney Quinn and Gina Matkin
Teaching Sustainability to Future Professionals in Cultural Resource Organizations—Sarah S. Brophy
Breaking the “Methodological Trap” of Sustainability in Academia with Global Learning Environments—Tamara Savelyeva
Making Sustainability a Core Value—Christine Drewel

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