Should We Use Wood for Energy? An Education for Sustainable Development Case Study

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TitleShould We Use Wood for Energy? An Education for Sustainable Development Case Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsIreland, JJT, Monroe, MC
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination82 - 89
Date Published2015/04/03/
ISBN Number1533-015X
AbstractLocal issues that combine economic, environmental, and equity impacts make excellent contexts for interdisciplinary teaching. An instructional unit, Should We Use Wood for Energy? A High School Education Program, was developed by the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation to engage high school students in examining the possibility of using wood for energy in their community. This program incorporates the concept of sustainability into activities and engages students in applying critical and systems thinking skills. This case study provides an overview of the program, summarizes the pilot test results, and offers recommendations for future education for sustainable development programs.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2014.971978