Learning Technologies associate professor Aaron Doering (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) was interviewed over the weekend by CNN for his firsthand experiences of climate change through the Earthducation project.
“The whole goal behind this project was to literally build this tapestry of voices, and to get people engaged in a dialogue around climate change,” said Doering during his interview. “And, that’s what we’ve been doing; so people can literally go online and they can share their story themselves; and, hopefully it inspires someone to do something different.”
Earthducation is a series of 7 expeditions to every continent over the course of 4 years (2011-2014) designed to create a world narrative of the dynamic intersections between education and sustainability. Teachers, students, and our online community expand upon this narrative to explore how education influences the future of our planet.
The goal of Earthducation is to address the challenge set forth by the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD) to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. Understanding these connections between education and the natural environment on local scales will enable and empower change in education on a global scale, as it provides structure for modeling new approaches to education for sustainable development.
To learn more about Earthducation and other projects by the LT Media Lab, please visit the LT Media Lab’s website. To learn more about Learning Technologies’ academic programs, please visit the Learning Technologies program page.