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ERIC Number: EJ744030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Engaged Learning across the Curriculum: The Vertical Integration of Food for Thought
Duster, Troy; Waters, Alice
Liberal Education, v92 n2 p42-47 Spr 2006
This article discusses a relatively new and decidedly healthy educational movement emerging across the United States, from grade schools to high schools, from community colleges to graduate programs at the nation's most prestigious universities. The movement goes by the name of "engaged learning." The authors describe two experiments to integrate food into education: one at the K--12 level, in the public school system in Berkeley, California, and the other at the undergraduate level, at Yale University. Both of these experiments draw on the pedagogically engaging aspects of cultivating, cooking, and eating food. The Berkeley School Lunch Initiative offers not only health benefits and improved educational outcomes, but environmental and economic benefits as well. However, the Yale Sustainable Food Project has the potential not just to transform diet and nutrition, but also to build public support for sustainable methods of food production. The authors concluded that this kind of vertical integration of engaged learning has considerable potential to deepen connections between higher education and K--12, and simultaneously to address issues of education and health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; United States