Episode 21 – Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Colleges and universities play a vital role in ensuring that students acquire the knowledge and skills to meet the sustainability challenges of the future. This panel talks about both disciplinary and interdisciplinary opportunities and challenges prompted by tackling complex environmental problems in the classroom. According to what definition and principles of sustainability can we educate students across disciplines? Panelists share successful teaching strategies for engaging students in addressing issues related to environmental sustainability.
For a sense of the programs being developed from this approach, check out the Washington Center’s Curriculum for the Bioregion initiative at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Episode 21 – Sustainability Across the Curriculum (Hear All Four Panelists)
[MP3, 52 min 14 sec]
Episode 21 – Hear Comments Only From Jack Barkenbus
[MP3, 12 min 56 sec]
Episode 21 – Hear Comments Only From Cecelia Tichi
[MP3, 7 min 23 sec]
Episode 21 – Hear Comments Only From James Clarke
[MP3, 14 min 08 sec]
Episode 21 – Hear Comments Only From Beth Conklin
[MP3, 15 min 54 sec]
- Jack Barkenbus, Senior Research Associate, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment
- James Clarke, Professor of the Practice, Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Beth Conklin, Associate Professor, Anthropology
- Cecelia Tichi, William R. Keenan, Jr. Professor of English
Please take a minute or two to leave a comment here and share your thoughts about sustainability. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 615-322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant. We’re glad to help you reflect on and explore the various choices you make as a teacher and to connect you with resources you’ll find useful as you design, implement, and assess learning experiences for your students.