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Friday, May 11 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Vision Building for a Carbonless Future: Connecting Students to Hope and Resilience on Climate Change - LPSC 314B

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Vision Building for a Carbonless Future: Connecting Students to Hope and Resilience on Climate Change
Jill Hopke (Communication), Hugh Bartling (LAS), Mark Potosnak (CSH), Barb Willard (Communication)
Climate change is a global challenge. It cuts across environmental studies and social science learning domains. It affects our students, as well as future generations. As faculty, we operate in the classroom as both experts and individuals with hopes of our own for creating a more just, sustainable future. In our interactions with students, we navigate this by designing classroom activities that foster learning communities in which students can question why the world is the way it is (e.g. our dependence on fossil fuels) and envision what could be different (e.g. transition to a clean energy future). In this interactive workshop, faculty from three colleges (Communication, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Science and Health) will share teaching methods and classroom activities for engaging students on climate change solutions. Panelists will lead participants through a small group discussion and brainstorming activity to draft a classroom activity on a topic in participants’ areas of expertise. Panelist are: Hugh Bartling (Associate Professor, Public Policy Studies), Jill Hopke (Assistant Professor, Journalism), Mark Potosnak (Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Science and Studies), and Barb Willard (Associate Professor, Communication Studies). Panelists will share examples of navigating the challenge of finding purpose in the classroom.


Friday May 11, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
LPSC 314B 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614