CONTEMPLATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: PEDAGOGY FOR SELF AND PLANET
July 28-August 3, Lama Foundation, New Mexico
This summer energize your teaching of Global Environmental Politics.
As professors, we strive to find empowering ways to teach students about environmental issues. Our efforts are often mixed due to our own struggles to understand the complexity of what is happening, and an inability to instill a sense of the profundity of environmental harm.
This summer spend a week exploring how we can become better teachers and more responsible researchers, and find personal ways of coming to terms with environmental dangers. Join a small group of academics in the mountains of New Mexico investigating “Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet” (July 28-August 3).
The workshop invites participants to explore the role of contemplative practices in teaching environmental studies. It assumes that there is a connection between one’s inner life and environmental efforts, and uses experiential exercises such as art, meditation, nature walks, and journaling to investigate the interface. Led by academics in various disciplines as well as an artist and meditation instructor, this workshop is for all who seek a more intimate relationship with their teaching and research, and who want to explore how personal growth is related to environmental teaching and engagement.
For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/sis/gep/Contemplative-Environmental-Studies-Workshop.cfm
The workshop is open to professors and advanced graduate students.