EarthEd (State of the World)
6.5 x 8.38
30 photos, 30 illustrations
6.5 x 8.38
30 photos, 30 illustrations
Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our changing planet. Emerging diseases, food shortages, drought, and waterlogged cities are just some of the unprecedented challenges that today’s students will face. How do we prepare 9.5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene, to thrive in this uncharted and more chaotic future?
Answers are being developed in universities, preschools, professional schools, and even prisons around the world. In the latest volume of State of the World, a diverse group of education experts share innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a new era. Topics include systems thinking for kids; the importance of play in early education; social emotional learning; comprehensive sexuality education; indigenous knowledge; sustainable business; medical training to treat the whole person; teaching law in the Anthropocene; and more.
EarthEd addresses schooling at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its lessons can inform teachers, policy makers, school administrators, community leaders, parents, and students alike. And its vision will inspire anyone who wants to prepare students not only for the storms ahead but to become the next generation of sustainability leaders.
"In our shared time on Earth, we must create a new Earth Education. We must help future generations learn the skills necessary to survive the rapid changes ahead—including moral leadership and conflict resolution—and engender a deep connection with other species, as well as our own. This book, and the Earth Education it defines and illuminates, points us toward that new path."
Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods", "The Nature Principle", and "Vitamin N"
"Perilous times call for smart, hopeful, and vital education, grounded in deep understanding of how the world works and our place in it. EarthEd is a reason to take heart, reminding us that we can learn from educators around the world who are drawing from traditional wisdom, new discoveries about learning, and innovative strategies to prepare and inspire students to become effective actors in our changing world."
Zenobia Barlow, Cofounder and Executive Director of the Center for Ecoliteracy
"The authors in this volume are among the leaders at the forefront of environmental education. The stories, research, and insight that follow will inspire by the examples, models, and sheer dedication and perseverance."
David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Counselor to the President, Oberlin College
PART I. Future Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Prioritizing Play
Chapter 2. Reconnecting Our Kids to Nature
Chapter 3. Teaching Ecoliteracy at Every Age
Chapter 4. Teaching Children to Think in Systems
Chapter 5. Drawing for Life
Chapter 6. Indigeneity and Teaching Indigenous Knowledge
Chapter 7. Reintroducing Moral Education into Childhood Education
Chapter 8. Teaching Socio-Emotional Learning in an Emotionally Turbulent Century
Chapter 9. Teaching Home Economics in Ways That Make Households More Sustainable and More Resilient
PART II. Education as a Catalyst of Change
Chapter 10. Education as Driver of Ecosocial Change
Chapter 11. Guiding Children Along the Path to Stewardship
Chapter 12. Rethinking the How of Education
Chapter 13. Growing a New School Food Culture
Chapter 14. Quality Education for Sustainable Development
Chapter 15. Sustainability Education around the World
Chapter 16. Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Chapter 17. School Reform Priorities
Chapter 18. Reigning in the Commercialization of Childhood
PART III. Higher Education
Chapter 19. Deconstructing and Reconstructing the University Education
Chapter 20. Preparing Vocational Training for the Eco-Technical Transition
Chapter 21. Developing Rehabilitative Correctional Education
Chapter 22. Bringing the Earth Back into the Equation with Ecological Economics
Chapter 23. Education for a Resilient Agriculture
Chapter 24. Re-engineering the Engineering Sciences
Chapter 25. Teaching Law in the Anthropocene
Chapter 26. Formulating the Sustainable Business School
Chapter 27. Teaching Future Doctors to Treat the Whole Person and the Whole Earth
PART IV. Conclusion: A Day in the Life of Three Students in 2050