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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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