Humans have immense impact on our environment and open and ongoing conversations are needed to generate informed actions toward sustainability. A sustainable future must grow from a changed mindset, one of critical thinking, problem-solving, and continuous learning and active practice. In higher education we are uniquely placed to share with students a sustainability-infused curriculum toward such a changed mindset. At Brookhaven College faculty self-selected to participate in a Teaching Sustainability Mini-Pilot during Fall semester 2018. The innovation was initiated to encourage students to become mindful of sustainability, inspired to get involved in sustainability efforts, and to become immersed in satisfactory real-world learning.
The authors wish to recognize Terry DiPaolo for encouraging the research, Carrie Schweitzer and the “Brookhaven College Teaching and Sustainability Mini Pilot faculty” collectively, and this book’s chapter peer reviewers, as well as Linda McSwain, and Anna H. Wakefield for assisting with proofreading and suggestions for improvements.
Wakefield, J.S. and Grice, C.E. (2020), "The Teaching Sustainability Mini-Pilot: a Faculty Learning Community Building Curriculum for Students’ Sustainability Thinking", Sengupta, E., Blessinger, P. and Yamin, T.S. (Ed.) Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 19), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120200000019013Download as .RIS
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