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Jana Lo Bello Miller
In an effort to implement a model of education that promotes a holistic worldview and a concertive partnership between educators and students, this capstone examines the question, how does implementing a sustainable agriculture curriculum promote systems thinking and address global threats? This capstone emphasizes the need for an educational approach that fosters a global perspective and offers solutions for a sustainable future. Systems thinking is an educational approach where knowledge is a holistic concept that unites informational and conceptual elements creating synergy between people and their environment. The substrate for implementing systems thinking is a sustainable agriculture curriculum. The principles of sustainable agriculture that address global threats include soil health, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity This capstone includes a project which is a one year sustainable agriculture curriculum implementing the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. UbD provides the tenets to promote systems thinking and apply UbD concepts to project design. The desired outcome of this curriculum is a sustainable agriculture project that is designed and implemented by students that will engage students beyond the classroom. Students will become shared stakeholders in a sustainable future through a community and world perspective that shifts their thinking from linear to systematic.
soil health, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity
Carlson, Jolene M., "Can a sustainable agriculture curriculum promote systems thinking to address global health threats?" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 436.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects