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About this product
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication22/03/2016
- GenreEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Note3 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables, biography
- Weight678 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byLoren B. Byrne
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction.- Which is Most Sustainable? Using Everyday Objects to Examine Trade-offs among the Three Pillars of Sustainability.- An Introduction to Systems Thinking using Plastic Dinosaurs.- An Introductory Examination of Worldviews and Why They Matter For Environmental and Sustainability Studies.- Building Resilience: Modeling Resilience Concepts Using Legos.- Eco-Crimes and Eco-Redemptions: Discussing the Challenges and Opportunities of Personal Sustainability.- Engaging with Complexity: Exploring the Terrain of Leadership for Sustainability.- Discovering Authentic Hope: Helping Students Reflect on Learning and Living with Purpose.- Teaching How Scientific Consensus is Developed through Simplified Meta-analysis of Peer-reviewed Literature.- Understanding Ecosystems and Their Services through Apollo 13 and Bottle Models.- Using Soil Organisms to Explore Ecosystem Functioning, Services, and Sustainability.- Fire, Pollution and Grazing, Oh My! A Game in which Native and Invasive Plants Compete under Multiple Disturbance Regimes.- Exploring Trophic Cascades in Lake Food Webs with a Spreadsheet Model.- Ants, Elephants, and Experimental Design: Understanding Science and Examining Connections between Species Interactions and Ecosystem Processes.- Teaching Lyme Disease Ecology Through a Primary-Literature Jigsaw Activity.- A Fisheries Activity to Examine the Tragedy of the Common Goldfish Cracker.- Making Biodiversity Stewardship Tangible using a Place-based Approach.- Conservation Triage: Debating Which Species to Save and Why.- Everything Cannot Be Equal: Ranking Priorities and Revealing Worldviews to Guide Watershed Management.- Location, Location, Location! Analyzing Residential Development in Environmentally-Fragile Areas.- Tasting Sustainability: Using Multi-sensory Activities to Retune Food Preferences.- Relationships between Consumption and Sustainability: Assessing the Effect of Life Cycle Costs on Market Price.- Business Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line: Considering the Interrelationships of People, Profit, and Planet.- A Triple-Bottom-Line Analysis of Energy Efficient Lighting.- Go with the Flow: Analyzing Energy Use and Efficiency in the U.S.- Exploring Complexities of Energy Options through a Jigsaw Activity.- Introducing the Conflicting Meanings of Justice Using a Candy-distribution Exercise.- Beyond Band-Aids: Using Systems Thinking to Assess Environmental Justice.- Engaging the Empathic Imagination to Explore Environmental Justice.- Helping Students Envision Justice in the Sustainable City.- Social-ecological Systems Mapping to Enhance Students' Understanding of Community-Scale Conflicts Related to Industrial Pollution.- The Skies, the Limits: Assessing the Benefits and Drawbacks of Tighter U.S. Soot Emission Standards.- Don't Blame the Trees: Using Data to Examine how Trees Contribute to Air Pollution.- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Green Roofs: A Case Study for Literature Research and Critical Thinking.- The Story of Source Reliability: Practicing Research and Evaluation Skills Using The Story of Stuff Video.- Critically Evaluating Non-scholarly Sources through Team-Based Learning.- Using the Insights, Questions and Challenges (IQC) Framework to Improve Students' Environmental Communication Skills.- Building Students' Communication Skills and Understanding of Environmental and Sustainability Issues Interactively and Cumulatively with Pecha Kucha Presentations.- Engaging in Climate Change Conversations: A Role-Playing Exercise to Cultivate Effective Communication.- Writing Letters to the Editor to Promote Environmental Citizenship and Improve Student Writing.- Captioning Political Cartoons from Different Perspectives as a Tool for Student Reflection.- Analyzing Nature as a Persuasive Tool in Advertisements.- Making and Assessing Art in the Sustainability Classroom.
- Author BiographyDr. Loren Byrne is an Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science and served as the first Coordinator of the Sustainability Studies Program at Roger Williams University.
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