Education in Times of Environmental Crises

Education in Times of Environmental Crises : Teaching Children to Be Agents of Change

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The core assumption of this book is the interconnectedness of humans and nature, and that the future of the planet depends on humans' recognition and care for this interconnectedness. This comprehensive resource supports the work of pre-service and practicing elementary teachers as they teach their students to be part of the world as engaged citizens, advocates for social and ecological justice. Challenging readers to more explicitly address current environmental issues with students in their classrooms, the book presents a diverse set of topics from a variety of perspectives. Its broad social/cultural perspective emphasizes that social and ecological justice are interrelated. Coverage includes descriptions of environmental education pedagogies such as nature-based experiences and place-based studies; peace-education practices; children doing environmental activism; and teachers supporting children emotionally in times of climate disruption and tumult. The pedagogies described invite student engagement and action in the public sphere. Children are represented as 'agents of change' engaged in social and environmental issues and problems through their actions both local and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 720g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white tables, 36 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
  • 1138944351
  • 9781138944350

About Ken Winograd

Ken Winograd is Associate Professor, College of Education, Oregon State University, more

Table of contents

Contents Acknowledgements Foreword Bill McKibben Preface Section I Setting the Stage for Elementary Teachers, with Eyes Wide Open 1 Teaching in Times of Environmental Crises: What on Earth are Elementary Teachers to Do? Ken Winograd 2 Loving and Protecting Earth, Our Home Nel Noddings 3 A Twilight Dance in the Snow: Thinking about Environmental Identity Development Carie Green and Michael Brody Section II Place-based Education: From Appreciation of Nature to Community Activism 4 Learning Care for the Earth with Krishnamurti Simon Boxley, Gopal Krishnamurthy, and Mary-Ann Ridgway 5 Sowing Seeds of Stewardship through Intergenerational Gardening Jolie Mayer-Smith and Linda Peterat 6 The Naturalist-in-Residence: Learning with Students and Teachers in the Outdoors Ted Watt 7 A-ha! Animal habitat art: Creating Connections in, about, and through Art and Nature Geraldine Burke 8 Honoring the Sacred Land: Students in Conversation Linda Wason-Ellam 9 Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Children to Engage with Climate Change Education Candice Satchwell 10 Acts of Resistance: Decolonizing Classroom Practice through Place-Based Education Christy Radbourne 11 "Dapto Dreaming": A Place-based Environmental Education Project Supporting Children to be Agents of Change Karen Malone Section III Teaching Peace 12 Nurturing Social and Ecological Relationships: The Contribution of Conflict Resolution Education Rhys Kelly 13 An Ethics-based Pedagogy Ben Paxton, Ingrid Hakala, and Sahtiya Hammell 14 Environmental Ethics: Reflections on Valuing Nature Rightly Allen Thompson Section IV Children's Activism: From the Local to the Global 15 The New Realism: A Rationale for Supporting Children's Climate Activism Hilary Whitehouse 16 Urgent Global Problems Require Teacher Agency Julie Andrzejewski 17 Teaching Climate Change with Hope and Solutions: Lessons from a Film Project Lynne Cherry Section V Explicit Teaching to Support Children's Emotions and Resilience 18 Supporting Children Emotionally in Times of Climate Disruption: Teaching Practices and Strategies Molly Young Brown 19 Preparing Children for the Emotional Challenges of Climate Change: A Review of the Research Maria Ojala 20 Rescuing the Earth through Small World Play Sharon Witt and Helen Clarke 21 Children as Change Agents in Reducing Risks of Disasters Mayeda Rashid, Kevin R. Ronan, and Briony Towers Section VI Opportunities for Professional Development: Teachers Moving Ahead, with Urgency 22 Cultivating Curriculum Wisdom: Meeting the Professional Development Challenges of the Environmental Crisis Kathleen Kesson 23 A Rural Girl's Global View on the Environmental Challenge: Advice for Elementary Teachers Amy Krol 24 : There's No Time to Waste: Teachers, Act with Courage and Conviction! Ken Winograd Supplemental Resources About the Authors Indexshow more