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Webinar: Teaching Advocacy: Planting the Seeds of Change

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 12:00

Wednesday, January 13, 2020. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Teaching Advocacy: Planting the Seeds of Change. Neil Leary, Dickinson College; Mary Ellen Mallia, the University at Albany; Eban Goodstein, Bard College; Abigail Abrash Walton, Antioch University New England. Sponsored by Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience. More information here.

Students today are inundated with depressing information about environmental problems and the failure of governments to act. How do we teach them to work towards solutions and maintain hope? How do we teach advocacy in academic environments skeptical of political involvement? In this webinar, four professors of environmental studies will discuss how they have managed teaching advocacy in the classroom in higher ed. They will provide examples of advocacy lessons, experiential learning, and incorporating civic engagement into teaching of environmental issues. They will examine the pitfalls of teaching advocacy and how to avoid them. It is possible to teach solutions as well as problems and encourage students to make change even while they are in college.

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