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Teaching for a Sustainable Future in Undergraduate Courses

InTeGrate Developed Courses and Modules
Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course

InTeGrate materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.

Developed through InTeGrate by faculty across the country, these materials challenge students to address interdisciplinary problems, engage in geoscientific habits of mind, work with authentic geoscience data and develop system thinking. Why teach this way?

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The Community Collection of Sustainability Teaching Materials

The community collection draws from multiple projects to provide a broad array of sustainability related resources contributed by educators across the country.

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Additional Resources

InTeGrate Pedagogy: Themes and Strategies for Teaching about Geoscience and Societal Issues
Five themes that frame the materials the InTeGrate project creates and provides useful strategies for teaching about sustainability.

Pedagogy in Action
A gateway to descriptions and supporting materials for over 50 pedagogic methods, including how to use them in class and example activities that can be adapted to fit your classroom.

Metacognition and Affective Domain
From On the Cutting Edge, provide the research behind and tips for engaging students in their learning.

Course Design website and tutorial
An concrete strategy for designing courses that incorporate effective teaching methods in any discipline. A synopsis of the tutorial is also available. While aimed at a geoscience audience, the materials are relevant for many disciplines.

Teaching Introductory Courses
From On the Cutting Edge, this module provides helpful tips and resources to aid in course design, teaching large classes, motivating students, addressing misconceptions, and more. While aimed at a geoscience audience, the materials in this module can be applied to a range of disciplines.
Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL)
Provides teaching resources for teaching with a sustainability focus to engage and motivate students about their learning.
Classroom Observation Project (RTOP)
Tips for incorporating more student-centered teaching into your classroom.
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