The class ran as four 2-hour sessions during MIT’s Independent Activities Period in January 2022.
Topics and Activities
The goal of this class was to provide participants with the opportunity to connect sustainable pedagogies with their teaching practices.
Each student was asked to think about a lesson, activity, syllabus, whole course design, or other course product that they would like to workshop during the last session with others in our group
|Broad Topic for the Week||Main Class Activity||Lecture slides|
|Week 1||What is sustainability education?||
Jigsaw activity about the foundations of sustainability education
|Week 2||What makes effective teaching?||
Reflect on previous effective teachers
Brainstorm goals for students
|Week 3||What is the connection between sustainability and teaching?||Information about how to use sustainable pedagogies in your teaching practice|
|Week 4||How can I leverage this knowledge in my professional practice?||Workshop to plan, discuss, and work through course material(s)|