This collection explores a wide variety of questions, both of a theoretical and a practical nature, raised by teaching environmental ethics. The essays consider general issues such as the place of environmental advocacy in the environmental ethics classroom; using outdoor environments to prompt reflection on environmental ethics; and handling student responses - such as pessimism - that may emerge from teaching environmental ethics. The essays also consider practical issues, including successfully teaching environmental ethics to students without a background in philosophy; promoting the development of interdisciplinarity; useful ways to structure syllabi; and teaching and learning techniques. This book will be particularly useful to anyone teaching environmental ethics or environmental studies, or interested in the theoretical issues that teaching environmental ethics raises.
This title is of interest to all those interested in environmental education, environmental ethics and environmental studies, in particular those teaching courses in environmental ethics and environmental studies. Subject areas of interest include Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies and Environmental Studies.
Clare Palmer, D.Phil (1993) Queen's College, Oxford is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St Louis. She has written extensively in environmental ethics, including Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking (OUP, 1998).