How can we approach teaching the climate crisis and other challenging topics with Dr. Cathryn van Kessel
In this episode Ana Mejicano Greenberg and Anna Ronak, two pre-service teachers in the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, are joined by Dr. Cathryn van Kessel, an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. They engage in a discussion around Dr. van Kessel’s 2020 article Teaching the Climate Crisis: Existential Considerations: https://curriculumstudies.org/index.php/CS/article/view/27/20
Together, we explore methodologies for teaching the climate crisis, navigating difficult conversations in Social Studies, and additionally discuss the complexities of citizenship education, as well as touch upon the roles privilege and power play in our teaching practice.
Dr. Cathryn van Kessel faculty page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/vankesse