Environmental education is an eclectic set of pedagogical practices that attempt not only to change individual behaviors, but also to foster collective action, lifelong civic engagement, positive youth development, school achievement, and healthy individuals and communities. Because it addresses "wicked problems"—problems for which there is no single solution, such as the sustainability crisis or how to change deeply ingrained personal or cultural habits—the field benefits from exchanges among scholars and practitioners that lead to ongoing innovations in both theory and praxis.
Cornell Studies in Environmental Education integrates research and practical experience to address key challenges facing environmental educators including: how to conduct programs in cities, how to address climate change at the local and global level, and how to build a theory of change given multiple educational outcomes. Books in the series also use environmental education as a focal point for exploring issues of social innovation and leveraging new teaching methods for the public good.
Series Editor: Marianne E. Krasny is Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. Her most recent books are Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (with K. Tidball), Urban Environmental Education Review (with A. Russ), and Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology. She has served as lead instructor for multiple online courses, including Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology edX MOOC and Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems, and was director of EPA's National Environmental Education Training Program. Dr. Krasny is a Public Voices Fellow with The Op-Ed Project and an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
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