ERIC Number: ED406183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Greening the College Curriculum: A Guide To Environmental Teaching in the Liberal Arts.
Collett, Jonathan, Ed.; Karakashian, Stephen, Ed.
This book breaks new ground in that its purpose is to "mainstream" teaching about the environment in higher education. Despite the holistic nature of the content, the book is structured-with two exceptions-around disciplinary chapters. The opening chapter, "Reinventing Higher Education," and the final chapter, "Reinventing the Classroom: Connected Teaching," provide an interdisciplinary frame for the book. Disciplinary chapters include anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, literature, media and journalism, philosophy, political science, and religion. Each chapter begins with an introduction that asks, "What can the content and methodology of this discipline bring to the study of the environment?" and conversely, "What challenges and opportunities does this material create for teaching basic concepts in this discipline?" Sample plans are presented next, either for course units or for full courses. Material for introductory or lower division courses generally precedes that for advanced or upper division courses. The chapters each conclude with a resources section that includes teaching materials, print and nonprint, and background material for the instructor. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Liberal Arts, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A project of the Rainforest Alliance.