Interdisciplinary Teaching About Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future

  • David C. Gosselin
  • Anne E. Egger
  • J. John Taber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Interdisciplinary Teaching About Earth for a Sustainable Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David C. Gosselin, Cathryn A. Manduca, Timothy Bralower, Anne E. Egger
      Pages 3-23
    3. David Steer, Ellen R. Iverson, Anne E. Egger, Kim A. Kastens, Cathryn A. Manduca, David McConnell
      Pages 25-43
    4. Anne E. Egger, Monica Z. Bruckner, Stuart J. Birnbaum, Lisa A. Gilbert
      Pages 45-68
    5. Ellen R. Iverson, David Steer, Lisa A. Gilbert, Kim A. Kastens, Kristin O’Connell, Cathryn A. Manduca
      Pages 91-119
  3. Earth and Sustainability Across the Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Ashlee Dere, Carol Engelmann, Timothy White, Adam Wymore, Adam Hoffman, James Washburne et al.
      Pages 123-144
    3. Sandra M. Penny, Robyn Smyth, Gautam Sethi, Eric Leibensperger, Curt Gervich, Pinar Batur
      Pages 145-158
    4. Edward Barbanell, Meghann Jarchow, John Ritter
      Pages 179-196
    5. Benjamin Cuker, Randy Chambers, Maurice Crawford
      Pages 233-254
  4. Models for Change Within the Higher Education System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Rachel Teasdale, Colleen Hatfield, Janine Stone, Philip W. Clements, Lee Altier, Don Hankins et al.
      Pages 277-296
    3. Reginald S. Archer, Felicia Davis, Sue C. Ebanks, Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III
      Pages 361-378
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 379-386

About this book


Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth and Environment for a Sustainable Future presents the outcomes of the InTeGrate project, a community effort funded by the National Science Foundation to improve Earth literacy and build a workforce prepared to tackle environmental and resource issues. The InTeGrate community is built around the shared goal of supporting interdisciplinary learning about Earth across the undergraduate curriculum, focusing on the grand challenges facing society and the important role that the geosciences play in addressing these grand challenges. The chapters in this book explicitly illustrate the intimate relationship between geoscience and sustainability that is often opaque to students. The authors of these chapters are faculty members, administrators, program directors, and researchers from institutions across the country who have collectively envisioned, implemented, and evaluated effective change in their classrooms, programs, institutions, and beyond. This book provides guidance to anyone interested in implementing change—on scales ranging from a single course to an entire program—by infusing sustainability across the curriculum, broadening access to Earth and environmental sciences, and assessing the impacts of those changes. 


Interdisciplinary environmental science Sustainability and Geoscience Geoscience educators Geoscience researchers Environmental Education Pedagogy Sustainability curriculum Environmental Education Research

Editors and affiliations

  • David C. Gosselin
    • 1
  • Anne E. Egger
    • 2
  • J. John Taber
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Studies and School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Geological Sciences and Science EducationCentral Washington UniversityEllensburgUSA
  3. 3.Incorporated Research Institutions for SeismologyWashington, DCUSA

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