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Xu, Cassie; Smerdon, Jason E.; DeFries, Ruth; Unwin-Kuruneri, Natalie – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
Sustainability education offers higher education institutions opportunities to broaden the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This chapter focuses on an exploratory case study that looks at how sustainability education can be used as a tool to increase…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, STEM Education, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
Michel, Jessica Ostrow; Holland, LeAnn M.; Brunnquell, Claudine; Sterling, Stephen – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter presents an overview of transformative learning theory while illuminating its connections to education for sustainability.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories
Sustainability Education Assessments in Teacher Education: Addressing "Wicked Problems" in a Postmodern World
Wright, Mary F.; Monsour, Florence A. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter describes an evolving narrative inquiry into the use of formative sustainability assessments in teacher education for elementary and secondary level education. Framed within a postmodern approach to education, we describe the efficacy of using experiential, performative, discursive, graphic, and reflective assessments to bolster…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
Faculty Integration of Sustainability Learning Outcomes into Curriculum: A Case Study of a Faculty Learning Community and Teaching Practices
Natkin, Lisa W.; Hill, Laura M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter describes how faculty at the University of Vermont are trained to teach their university-wide sustainability general education requirement and how they execute teaching in the classroom.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, Communities of Practice
Learning and Teaching through the Online Environmental Justice Atlas: From Empowering Activists to Motivating Students
Walter, Mariana; Weber, Lena; Temper, Leah – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
The chapter analyzes how the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas.org), an online interactive platform developed to visualize and study struggles against environmental injustices worldwide, is used in higher education curricula to teach environmental justice and sustainability themes.
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Student Motivation, Environmental Education, Social Justice
Venkatesan, Madhavi – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter addresses how sustainability can be incorporated within the Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics curriculum. Examples of assignments along with case study assessments of the impact of the assignments as they relate to understanding and fostering sustainability in the student are provided.
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Assignments
Reames, Tony G.; Blackmar, Jeannette M.; Pierce, John C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
Using seven established course design principles for effective service-learning, this chapter discusses the lessons learned in teaching the three E's of sustainability: environmental; economic; and (social) equity, in a professional program at an American Midwestern public university.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Professional Education
Goralnik, Lissy; Marcus, Sonia – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
Through literature review, anecdote, and empirical case study, this chapter explores the role of contemplative practice--yoga, meditation, reflection, breathwork--in the sustainability classroom as a way to increase both learner resilience and learner capacity to engage the challenging content of socio-ecological resilience.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Case Studies, Metacognition, Sustainability
Iverson, Ellen R.; Wetzstein, Lia J. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter describes InTeGrate, a national sustainability curricular development program, and the influence of the program on instructors who created the curriculum as well as those who utilized the InTeGrate curriculum in their courses.
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science and Society, Sustainability, Curriculum Development
Michel, Jessica Ostrow – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2020
This chapter offers a broad description of what upholds education for sustainability in higher education.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education
Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies Awareness and Development for Students' Employability
Bonesso, Sara; Gerli, Fabrizio; Cortellazzo, Laura – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
This chapter describes a case study, which was designed by a research center of a public university in Italy to foster students' emotional and social intelligence competencies.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, State Universities, Foreign Countries
Social and Emotional Learning in Graduate School to Improve Student Well-Being and Performance: A Proposed Training Program
Edwards, Marissa S.; King, Jemma B.; Ashkanasy, Neal M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
This chapter explains that the core principles and practices of social and emotional learning should be used to support doctoral students and enhance their personal welfare and academic performance in graduate school.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Doctoral Students
Anand, Pooja V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
This chapter discusses the importance of emotional intelligence and presents a case for including emotional intelligence in positive education.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Educational Attitudes
Lubit, Roy; Lubit, Rina – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
Exploring what is known about social and emotional learning as it applies to the educational landscape.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
Building Bridges: An Examination of the Facets of Mental Toughness and Their Relationship with the Concept of Emotional Intelligence (A Critical Literature Review)
Guy, Steven Michael – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019
This chapter reviews the current literature on mental toughness and emotional intelligence to develop an understanding of how they may be interrelated.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Emotional Intelligence, Correlation