Presentation Title

Sustainable Pedagogy

Campus

Daytona Beach

Status

Faculty

Faculty/Staff Department

Humanities & Communication

Start Date

28-1-2020 12:15 PM

End Date

28-1-2020 12:30 PM

Presentation Type

Talk

Presentation Description/Abstract

As faculty at a STEM university, each of us honor our commitment to sustainability in unique ways. While the juxtaposition of humanities and engineering may seem odd, the two fields are in fact deeply related and deeply committed to sustainable pedagogy. In this panel, each professor discusses her/his classroom space as a place of sustainable practices.

For Dr. Brown and Dr. Mitchell, their honors course series introduces students to some of the key sustainability concerns societies are facing today, the various interpretations and applications of sustainability, the role of technology in addressing sustainability issues, and the ethical principles relevant for attending to these concerns. As future engineers, scientists, resource managers, designers, and professionals, the class asks students to take seriously the development and application of technology and the need to routinely make decisions that have ethical implications for the health and welfare of others, society, and the natural environment.

In Dr. Silverman’s Environmental Communication course, students study the sustainability of our current food production system. By examining topics such as meat production, food waste, local food, and food deserts, students come to understand food is not just an issue of the physical environment but also a political, economic, and social issue that effects the sustainability of humanity as a whole. Throughout the semester, students participate in community engagement projects and learn first-hand how they can be part of the change needed and what that change looks like.

Keywords

Sustainability, Pedagogy, Humanities, Service Learning

Comments

We would like this "talk" to really be a panel discussion - there will be three of us and we want to spend more time doing Q/A and interacting with the audience than just lecturing.

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Jan 28th, 12:15 PM Jan 28th, 12:30 PM

Sustainable Pedagogy

As faculty at a STEM university, each of us honor our commitment to sustainability in unique ways. While the juxtaposition of humanities and engineering may seem odd, the two fields are in fact deeply related and deeply committed to sustainable pedagogy. In this panel, each professor discusses her/his classroom space as a place of sustainable practices.

For Dr. Brown and Dr. Mitchell, their honors course series introduces students to some of the key sustainability concerns societies are facing today, the various interpretations and applications of sustainability, the role of technology in addressing sustainability issues, and the ethical principles relevant for attending to these concerns. As future engineers, scientists, resource managers, designers, and professionals, the class asks students to take seriously the development and application of technology and the need to routinely make decisions that have ethical implications for the health and welfare of others, society, and the natural environment.

In Dr. Silverman’s Environmental Communication course, students study the sustainability of our current food production system. By examining topics such as meat production, food waste, local food, and food deserts, students come to understand food is not just an issue of the physical environment but also a political, economic, and social issue that effects the sustainability of humanity as a whole. Throughout the semester, students participate in community engagement projects and learn first-hand how they can be part of the change needed and what that change looks like.