Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning

Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning


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Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning by Tracy McDonald

This concluding volume in the series presents the work of faculty who have been moved to make sustainability the focus of their work, and to use service learning as one method of teaching sustainability to their students.

The chapters in the opening section of this book – Environmental Awareness – offer models for opening students to the awareness of the ecological aspects of sustainability, and of the interdependence of the ecosystem with human and with institutional decisions and behavior; and illustrate how they, in turn, can share that awareness with the community.

The second section – Increasing Civic Engagement – explores means for fostering commitment to community service and experiencing the capacity to effect change.

The concluding section – Sustainability Concepts in Business and Economics – addresses sustainability within the business context, with emphasis on the “triple bottom line”—the achievement of profitability through responsible environmental practice and respect for all stakeholders in the enterprise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579224172
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Corrigan is President, San Francisco State University.

Gerald S. Eisman is the Acting Director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents


Foreword—Robert A. Corrigan

About This Series—Gerald Eisman

Activity/Methodology Table


Introduction—Tracy McDonald

Section One: Environmental Awareness
1) Reconnecting to Land, People, and Community: Ecological Lessons From the Puebla-Alberta Community Service Exchange—Hans-Dittmar Mündel and Karsten Mündel
2) Integrating Sustainability and Service Learning into the Science Curriculum—Susan Sutheimer and Jesse Pyles
3) Sustainability Education Through an Interdisciplinary and Service-learning Approach—Alison K. Varty , Shane C. Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman

Section Two: Increasing Civic Engagement
4) What’s the Matter with American Democracy? Responding by Embracing Civic Engagement and Sustainability—Scott G. McNall
5) Sustainability Starts at Home: A Hybrid Service-Learning Model for Teaching Environmental Sustainability—J. Marshall Eames and Jeremy Brooks
6) Learning By Doing Across Disciplines: Activism, Environmental Awareness and Civic Engagement—Cheryl Swift and Sal Johnston
7) From Wolves to Wind Power: Fostering Student Understanding of Science, Stewardship and Civic Engagement—Karen Whitehead and Mary Kay Helling
8) Multiculturalism and Sustainability Education: Engagement with Urban School Communities via Food and Learning Gardens—Dilafruz Williams

Section Three: Sustainability Concepts in Business and Economics
9) Building Bridges and Social Capital through Service-Learning: A Blueprint Model Curtis L. DeBerg
10) Sustainable Design Practices for the Social Entrepreneurial Business—Connie Ulasewicz
11) Teaching Sustainable Rural Economic Development Using Service-Learning Pedagogy—Beth Wilson


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