The concepts of “more” and “better” drive social narratives about they kind of world we’re creating: a future of more stuff and strife, or one based on a better life. This webinar will explain sustainability in terms of these narratives and show how to use them as a framework for teaching sustainability and social justice across any discipline. Participants will receive resources describing activities and strategies to leverage the More and Better narratives as teaching tools. Learn more and register.
Special workshop: The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Conference
In this hands-on session, I’ll lead participants in comparing the philosophical underpinnings of neoclassical economics (i.e., the “get more” narrative); and ecological economics (the “get better” counter-narrative). Participants will dig into the beliefs and learn how to use the ‘stories’ as a relatable framework for teaching socio-ecological problems, including conceptions of “progress,” human-environmental relationships, and socio/cultural power relations. Details forthcoming. Learn about the conference here.
Introduction to Social Justice is a new online new course that provides an overview of key social justice principles and guides educators to reframe curriculum with this lens. The 9-hour, self-paced course is co-developed by Kappa Delta Pi, an international education organization. The course includes The interactive course includes activities, videos, journaling, online conversations, content from my book, Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability (Routledge, 2018). Enrollment is ongoing. Learn more and register.
In this panel, featured at the Green Schools National Conference, I will focus on the often-neglected equity dimension of sustainability by clarifying its meaning, examining its connections to other dimensions of sustainability, and highlighting the work of districts that are implementing equity initiatives to improve access and opportunity for all students.
“Sustainability” is a frequently used but commonly misunderstood term. While it’s typically associated with environmental concerns (such as recycling), sustainability is actually a broader issue rooted in concepts such as democracy, community, and equity.
In this webinar, presented in partnership with Kappa Delta Pi (my book’s co-publisher), I will provide an overview of sustainability that goes beyond environmental issues, emphasizing clear ways to communicate about the concept to a range of audiences.