Capstone Project Title
Death Education In Environmental Education: Making Meaning From Children's Eco-Grief
Eco-grief, the feeling of sadness, loss, or bereavement caused by environmental degradation and destruction, is an increasingly widespread phenomenon as ecological issues such as climate change are widely acknowledged. Children, with their limited agency, are vulnerable to feelings of helplessness and may develop maladaptive coping mechanisms, while educators often struggle to discuss environmental topics that prompt negative emotions. Drawing on best practices from the field of death education, this project examines ways of making meaning and outlines a new set of best practices for environmental educators to assuage students' eco-grief as well as their own, answering the question of: How can environmental educators apply best practices from death education to help children make meaning from eco-grief?
Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Loisel, Gabrielle, "Death Education In Environmental Education: Making Meaning From Children's Eco-Grief" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 804.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects