Dr. Laura Henry-Stone will be giving a public lecture on Monday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Service Learning and Sustainability Pedagogy”. Her visit to Sewanee is sponsored by the Sewanee Environmental Institute.
An ACS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Washington and Lee University, Henry-Stone earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Sustainability Education at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research and teaching investigate the best approaches to teaching and learning about sustainability.
Sustainability is a concept that is clearly gaining prominence in the educational landscape. In the ongoing conversation about how to define this field and then implement it in various educational institutions, a key question is how we can best educate for sustainability, which is primarily a pedagogical concern. This talk will briefly describe the emerging theory of sustainability pedagogy and address what the practice of service learning can contribute.