New MEd Certificate-Critical Approaches to Environmental Education


New MEd Certificate-Critical Approaches to Environmental Education

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Critical Approaches to Environmental Education 

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

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Program Overview

This certificate critically considers and responds to current concerns regarding environmental challenges; associated racism and other societal inequities; related protest, activism, advocacy, and action; and implications for environmental education practice and research.

Central themes that will be considered include intersectional connections between social, health, and environmental justice; critical approaches to sustainability, climate change, and energy education; critical environmental media literacy and communication; and respectful engagement with Indigenous and other racialized or marginalized knowledge systems, practices, individuals, and communities.

Who Is This Program For?

This certificate will appeal to educators and administrators in early childhood, K–12, post-secondary, outdoor, community, non-profit, and government educational settings through consideration of critical environmental topics in a range of subject areas and contexts. Experiential, land-, and place-based approaches to critical environmental education will be explored and enacted in accordance with current health guidelines. Participants will synthesize and share their learning through a culminating inquiry project.