Using Multiple Media and an Online Learning Environment to Capture Intersections between Education and Sustainability Worldwide

ID: 39024 Type: Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study
  1. Aaron Doering, Charles Miller, Cassie Scharber, and Jeni Henrickson, University of Minnesota, United States

Tuesday, June 25 11:45 AM-12:15 PM Location: Salon B View on map

Presider: Brooke Haller, School District 74, Canada

Abstract: Education for Sustainable Development has increasingly taken on importance around the world over the past decade. The Earthducation project is examining intersections between education and sustainability in climate hotspots on all the continents, with four field expeditions completed to date. While in the field, the team is documenting local culture, environmental issues, and educational practices, and collecting video narratives from a diverse spectrum of people discussing individual and regional beliefs about the role of and intersections between education and sustainability. These media and data are being shared online while the team is in the field. In addition, the general public has been contributing their own perspectives on these issues via self-posted videos within an online EnviroNetwork. The video narratives gathered to date illustrate both how education can influence sustainability in different regions of the world, and the complexities that geographical location and cultur


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