102: Addressing Eco-Anxiety in the Classroom through Communal and Action-Oriented Teaching

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    Presenters: Megan Litke (Director, Office of Sustainability), Angela Geosits (Professorial Lecturer, Literature) & Danielle Vogel (Professorial Lecturer, Management / Assistant Director, AU Center for Innovation) 

    Time: 10:55 AM – 11:45 AM

    Session Description

    Eco-anxiety is experienced by the majority of young people. Creating a space to discuss climate concerns can help students recognize they are not alone. Sharing discipline specific sustainability issues and solutions can help students connect their passion for a subject with their desire to address climate issues. Participants will learn to utilize two frameworks for addressing eco-anxiety in all classrooms and will be invited to participate in future conversations.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Recognize the prevalence of eco-anxiety and the proven approaches to addressing it
    • Explain frameworks that will help instructors addressing eco-anxiety in any course
    • Create community between departments who are working to include sustainability in courses

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