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November 18, 2021

CRITIQUE Exchange: Virtual Roundtable ‘Environmentalising’ Pedagogy

This roundtable event took place on 17 November 2021 and is an initiative of CRITIQUE’s Environmental Working Group. The roundtable drew out insights from scholars and educators who share an interest in ecological strategies of learning, teaching, and writing. The conversation also explored the potential for innovation and disruption contained in ‘environmental’ approaches to higher education in the modern context – within, but also beyond, the university as we currently know it. The roundtable was intentionally exploratory and cross-disciplinary, with contributions from scholars with expertise in eco-pedagogy, eco-composition, and experiential environmental education:

  • Dr Niamh Moore (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Helen Kopnina (The Hague University of Applied Sciences / Northumbria University)
  • Dr Gregory Mannion (University of Stirling)
  • Dr Erin Lord Kunz (Mayville State University)

Over the course of the conversation, we speculated on what it could mean to ‘environmentalise’ the curriculum, in terms of what we teach, how, and why. We explored responsible forms of environmental activism in spaces of learning, asking questions about the relationship between pedagogical philosophies and the reality of escalating environmental degradation and climatic upheaval.

To view a recording (1:23:49) of the event, please click here.