Publication Key Competencies: Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability
Key Competencies: Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability
In response to intensifying and overlapping social and ecological crises, instructors are increasingly called upon to prepare students with competencies necessary to develop and implement sustainable solutions. An important new publication from the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC) and AASHE aims to help faculty meet this challenge head on.
With 14 contributions by sustainability educators in a range of different contexts, Key Competencies: Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability
showcases innovative and interdisciplinary approaches faculty are employing to nurture sustainability competencies among students. This is especially relevant as sustainability competencies are starting to be embedded in institutional learning goals and program accreditation standards.
Our goal in initiating this project was to provide practical guidance on how to effectively teach sustainability competencies. As achieving sustainability will require active engagement of many fields of study and professions, we were particularly interested in stories from outside of sustainability/environmental studies. Encouragingly, the contributions to this book demonstrate clearly that sustainability competencies can indeed be fostered in a wide variety of disciplinary and institutional contexts and via different pedagogies.
We hope the stories in this book will provide you with inspiration and ideas and encourage you to share this valuable resource with faculty members, and anyone else with a passion for sustainability education.
This project was a joint effort of the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Ira Feldman initiated the project for SCC and Julian Dautremont coordinated for AASHE. The initial phase chapter editors were: Rebecca Potter, Tina Evans, Krista Hiser & Ira Feldman. Final editing and formatting of this collection was completed by Ira Feldman and Lesley Warren.
This volume was published June 2023. The PDF of this volume is freely available for download from the SCC and AASHE websites.