May 8th, 2010

Enriching and Evaluating Sustainability Education

By Larry E. Erickson, Wendy Griswold, Keith Hohn and Oral S. Saulters

Abstract

Through innovative partnerships, programming and platforms, sustainability education can be enhanced. Unique approaches as crystallized in a Sustainability Seminar, an annual Dialog on Sustainability, and an annual Sustainability Conference have enriched sustainability education at Kansas State University and throughout the region. Multidisciplinary members of diverse partner organizations of the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) and others have assisted with and participated in these efforts to advance progress towards sustainability. Undergraduate students participating in the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates program on sustainable energy were actively engaged in an effort to identify perspective transformations associated with sustainability. Transformative learning theory is used together with other methods to evaluate some of the sustainability education activities.

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