Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ELP 517 Ecological and Cultural Foundations of Learning

Explores what constitutes ecological and cultural ways of knowing and how teaching and learning can be informed by ecological principles. As we question dominant taken-for-granted paradigms, we will explore modalities of pedagogy that are relational, co-created, place-based, participatory, experiential, critical, contemplative, multisensory, transformative, storied, embodied, and more. Students create a teaching philosophy that reflects an understanding of ecological principles and sustainability pedagogy, and design and facilitate an effective teaching experience to apply their understanding.


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