Strengthening Sustainability Curriculum Within Academic Communities
More than 300 colleges and universities worldwide have successfully used NWEI’s discussion course books to strengthen academic communities and foster learning about sustainability, both in and out of the classroom. Designed to facilitate small group discussion amongst faculty, students or staff, the course books include a variety of perspectives on sustainability from thought leaders, with discussion questions that encourage critical thinking
NWEI courses are sparking shared learning, shared stories, and shared action in a wide variety of campus-based settings—from first-year to graduate level classes, with community-based learning initiatives, in residence halls and learning communities, as professional development for faculty and staff, and in other campus-wide programs.
Our proven pedagogical model for teaching sustainability is praised among students and faculty alike. From liberal arts to science, NWEI courses can be incorporated into existing curriculum to enable students to “uncover” core concepts in sustainability as they achieve broader learning objectives.
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“I use the Choices for Sustainable Living course book to introduce the concept and application of sustainability. It provides the backbone for sustainable thinking through bite-sized readings from leading thinkers and practitioners. The content and format directly hits the key challenges we face in a world of rapidly declining environmental, social and economic capital. More importantly, the text provides reasons for hope, optimism and action.”
- Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., Education Director at the University of Michigan’s Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
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