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Religions 2016, 7(10), 120; doi:10.3390/rel7100120

Cultivating an Academy We Can Live With: The Humanities and Education for Sustainability1

Department for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University, 118 Wingate Hall, PO Box 7212 Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA
Academic Editor: Evan Berry
Received: 16 March 2016 / Revised: 8 July 2016 / Accepted: 7 September 2016 / Published: 28 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Nature in a Globalizing World)
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Many facets of the university system in North America are fundamentally unsustainable, developing and perpetuating knowledge practices that not only do not sustain the biospheric conditions in which our species evolved, but actually defray them. This analysis proceeds in three ways: (a) highlights the historical entanglement of religion and sustainability discourse and the now global concern over climate disruption; (b) it interrogates assumptions regarding whether, when, and to what extent scholars of religions should advance politically significant arguments; (c) explores problem-based learning and integrative curricular development, which may be fostered by focusing on complex wicked problems such as climate disruption. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; climate change; religion and sustainability; higher education; education for sustainability; problem-based learning sustainability; climate change; religion and sustainability; higher education; education for sustainability; problem-based learning
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Johnston, L. Cultivating an Academy We Can Live With: The Humanities and Education for Sustainability1. Religions 2016, 7, 120.

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