In the sociology classroom, students expressed thoughts of denial of the importance of a number of social issues, including climate change. During this time, I was involved in two initiatives which were collaborative efforts to weave Ignatian Pedagogy with sustainability education. First, at Canisius College, we developed a Sustainability Initiative to embrace a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability in academics, community and campus culture. Second, I was invited to become involved with the AJCU Ecology Educators group working on the Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability. Through the application of the Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability tool kit, I took the opportunity to address the climate crisis and supporting our student’s ability to engage with the, at times overwhelming, nature of our environmental crisis. This took place through adjusting my pedagogy to connect to themes Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability, through different classroom opportunities.
Robinson, Erin E.. "Ignatian Intent: Using Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability in the Sociology Classroom." Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 8, 2 (2019). https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol8/iss2/9