EDC 519: Curriculum Design for EFS

Synonym:

51830 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Gentile

Credits:

2

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and restricted to Experienced Educator/Educating for Sustainability students who entered in Summer 2007. On-line course.

Working from the foundation of your own curriculum design methods, processes and implementation, we will explore Educating for Sustainability through curriculum design. We will begin with a review of principles of curriculum design, focusing on learning cycles and systems thinking. We will study and critique curriculum materials in terms of EFS, and you will learn how to use EFS criteria to develop and evaluate your curricula. With attention to state standards, as well as integration of the core emphases of environment, economics, and equity, you will work with others and individually to incorporate EFS into curriculum materials as you plan curricula for implementation in your own schools.