Sustainability as a Core Issue in Diversity and Critical Thinking Education
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
As educators, we recognize that teaching sustainability is not something that need be limited to environmental studies and business courses. I suggest that the integration of sustainability into general education courses is not only appropriate, but necessary. Understanding sustainability as a wicked problem and recognizing how an egoist ethic otherizes the environment and is thus in large part responsible for the abuses that have led to a number of current environmental and social problems are central to the resolution of this pressing situation. While I in part argue that most general education courses have something valuable to say about the issues surrounding sustainability, I place a stronger focus on the learning outcomes of integrating sustainability into diversity education. This smaller scope reflects both the limits of time and space here and my own experience teaching diversity issues as connected to issues of sustainability.
Amway Grand Plaza
Lake, Danielle, "Sustainability as a Core Issue in Diversity and Critical Thinking Education" (2011). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 375.