Climate change can evoke significant eco-anxiety, feelings of despair and helplessness. How can we offer authentic learning by utilizing pedagogies of ‘active hope’, empowering students with agency, skills, and practical resources to take local actions for planetary and personal well-being?
Teachers will participate in experiential processes designed by Dr. Joanna Macy, to explore their own planetary grief and strengthen their professional capacity to facilitate meaningful dialogue with students. Participants will discuss pedagogical approaches and explore learning resources that offer holistic environmental and climate justice learning with an inquiry approach that fosters critical thinking. Handouts & on-line resources provided.
All Grades K-12
Maureen Jack-LaCroix is a PhD candidate in Environmental Education, a trained Dr. Macy facilitator of ‘The Work That Reconnects’, co-writer and Executive Editor of the Student Leadership for Change learning resources hosted by BTCEA. She is renown for her engaging style and depth of pedagogical approaches to delivering eco-education. Maureen has received Awards of Excellence from EECOM: Cdn Network for Environmental Education and YWCA Women of Distinction and has been working with teachers on eco-education for over 10 years.