Educating for Sustainability Webinar Series
AASHE’s second webinar series for 2015 is “Educating for Sustainability.” Through this series, AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) provides resources, skills, solutions and tools for all educators and campus change makers. Regardless if you are just starting on the journey of including sustainability in your course syllabi, organizing faculty on campus or if you are a veteran at leading campus-wide curriculum change programs, you will find something of interest in this Webinar Series.
Please forward this email to a colleague so they can also take advantage of this progressive webinar series where each installment will build on the one before it. Now is the time to refresh or add to the tools in your sustainability toolkit!
Mark you calendars for 3 – 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8. Additional information, including registration links to each webinar, can be found here.
Webinar #2 (March 11, 2015, 3:00-4:30PM ET) The Why and How of Transformative Learning with Deborah McNamara, Director of Organizational Partnerships, Northwest Earth Institute – NWEI will provide the context around why transformative learning and deeper engagement in sustainability issues is important. The way we learn and engage is critical to fostering the skills and motivation needed to rise to sustainability challenges. Sustainability education should encompass much more than mere knowledge acquisition, instead holistically integrating a transformative learning process that engages the whole person: our thinking, our habits, and our beliefs – as well as how our behavior matches up with our knowledge. Effective sustainability education and engagement addresses the “say-do gap,” which behavior change experts cite as being the difference between saying what we believe and actually doing it. This webinar will provide resources for moving beyond mere knowledge acquisition to application, shared discovery, personal reflection, and positive action – thus enabling more effective sustainability education and engagement grounded in a transformative, participatory learning process. Participants will learn how to integrate NWEI discussion based course books (which are grounded in transformative learning processes) into the classroom. For more information and to register, please click here.
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