Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Pedagogy for Sustainability Science: Case-Based Approaches for Interdisciplinary Instruction

Pedagogy for Sustainability Science: Case-Based Approaches for Interdisciplinary Instruction Sustainability science represents a fundamental shift in the nature of research on environmental problems, calling for specialists to expand beyond their disciplinary perspectives in order to cooperate together to understand and address systemic problems. This shift demands a corresponding shift in education in order to equip students with the skills, theories, and methods they need to address contemporary challenges. We argue that case studies are a productive pedagogical approach to teaching about sustainability and teaching for sustainability. Case-based approaches equip students to encounter complexity, manage uncertainty, and generate innovative strategies. In laying out of the pedagogical challenges inherent in sustainability education, we highlight opportunities and demands for environmental communication scholars to contribute to the emerging discipline of sustainability science. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Communication Taylor & Francis

Pedagogy for Sustainability Science: Case-Based Approaches for Interdisciplinary Instruction

Environmental Communication , Volume 6 (4): 19 – Dec 1, 2012
19 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/pedagogy-for-sustainability-science-case-based-approaches-for-fncxKLwNRS

References (91)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1752-4040
eISSN
1752-4032
DOI
10.1080/17524032.2012.714394
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Sustainability science represents a fundamental shift in the nature of research on environmental problems, calling for specialists to expand beyond their disciplinary perspectives in order to cooperate together to understand and address systemic problems. This shift demands a corresponding shift in education in order to equip students with the skills, theories, and methods they need to address contemporary challenges. We argue that case studies are a productive pedagogical approach to teaching about sustainability and teaching for sustainability. Case-based approaches equip students to encounter complexity, manage uncertainty, and generate innovative strategies. In laying out of the pedagogical challenges inherent in sustainability education, we highlight opportunities and demands for environmental communication scholars to contribute to the emerging discipline of sustainability science.

Journal

Environmental CommunicationTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 2012

Keywords: Sustainability Pedagogy; Case Studies; Sustainability Science; Higher Education

There are no references for this article.