Teaching Environmental Justice


Teaching Environmental Justice

Practices to Engage Students and Build Community

9781789905052 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sikina Jinnah, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Jessie Dubreuil, Associate Director for Learning, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Jody Greene, Special Advisor to the CPEVC for Educational Equity and Academic Success, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Founding Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning and Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and the History of Consciousness and Samara Foster, Managing Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Publication Date: October 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78990 505 2 Extent: c 272 pp
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This ground-breaking book explores ways to integrate environmental justice modules into courses across a wide variety of disciplines. Recommending accessible, flexible, and evidence-based pedagogical approaches designed by a multidisciplinary team of scholars, it centers equity and justice in student learning and course design and presents a model for faculty development that can be communicated across disciplines.

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This ground-breaking book presents interdisciplinary instructors with classroom tools and strategies to integrate environmental justice into their courses. Providing accessible, flexible, and evidence-based pedagogical approaches designed by a multidisciplinary team of scholars, it centers equity and justice in student learning and course design. It further presents a model for community-based faculty development that can communicate those pedagogical approaches across disciplines.

Key Features:
• Reflection on how to teach inclusively across disciplines, with a focus on community-based faculty development.
• Presentation of a blend of insights from diverse disciplines, including art, astronomy, ecology, economics, history, political science, and online education.
• A focus on how to stimulate student engagement to improve students’ empirical and conceptual understanding of environmental politics.
• Detailed instructions for both introductory and more advanced active learning assignments and classroom activities, including guidance on how to manage common challenges and adapt activities to specific learning environments, particularly online formats

Providing detailed instructions and reflections on teaching effectively and inclusively, Teaching Environmental Justice will be an invaluable resource for faculty and graduate students teaching modules in environmental justice in courses across disciplines. It will also be essential reading for researchers of teaching and learning seeking insight into cutting-edge classroom practices that center equity and justice in student learning.
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‘In this unique and eclectic collection, an esteemed team of scholars charts the pedagogical domain of environmental justice. Drawing on experience from multiple branches of the physical and social sciences, they give teachers theoretical and practical tools for engaging students in understanding and realizing a more just and sustainable world.’
– Paul G. Harris, Education University of Hong Kong

‘It is high time for this brilliant and innovative book that teaches us how to teach environmental justice creatively, collaboratively and across disciplines. Environmental justice is one of the most urgent matters of our times – and teaching is the most important and powerful tool we have to achieve it. The authors and collaborators provide us with an inspiring and invaluable repertoire of tools, projects, experiences and reflections to meet this challenge in the classroom and beyond.’
– Fariborz Zelli, Lund University, Sweden

‘What an absolutely phenomenal resource! Jinnah, Dubreuil, Greene and Foster have pulled together an incredible and diverse collection of experiments, projects, practices, and reflections on teaching environmental justice. There is so much here to motivate, engage, and inspire students – and to address the injustices they face. I can’t wait to get it into the classroom.’
– David Schlosberg, University of Sydney, Australia

Contributors include: Chessa Adsit-Morris, Alero Akporiaye, Elizabeth Allison, Manisha Anantharaman, Kathryne J. Daniel, Jessie Dubreuil, Sapana Doshi, Robin Dunkin, Samara Foster, Kemi Fuentes-George, Jody Greene, Sikina Jinnah, Prakash Kashwan, Crystal Kolden, Kristy Kroeker, Flora Lu, Beth Rose Middleton Manning, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Kate O’Neill, Tracey Osborne, David Pellow, Ravi Rajan, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Sebastián Rubiano-Galvis, Pablo Suarez, Michael Tassio, Jennifer Lee Tucker, D.G. Webster
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