Given the urgency of environmental problems, how we communicate about our ecological relations is crucial. Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is concerned with ways to help learners effectively navigate and consciously contribute to the communication shaping our environmental present and future.

The book brings together international educators working from a variety of perspectives to engage both theory and application. Contributors address how pedagogy can stimulate ecological wakefulness, support diverse and praxis-based ways of learning, and nurture environmental change agents. Additionally, the volume responds to a practical need to increase teaching effectiveness of environmental communication across disciplines by offering a repertoire of useful learning activities and assignments. Altogether, it provides an impetus for reflection upon and enhancement of our own practice as environmental educators, practitioners, and students.

Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is an essential resource for those working in environmental communication, environmental and sustainability studies, environmental journalism, environmental planning and management, environmental sciences, media studies and cultural studies, as well as communication subfields such as rhetoric, conflict and mediation, and intercultural. The volume is also a valuable resource for environmental communication professionals working with communities and governmental and non-governmental environmental organisations.

part 1|53 pages

(Re)conceptualizing the environmental communication classroom

chapter 1|13 pages

Negotiating knowledge and advocating change

Teaching for transformative practice

chapter 2|12 pages

Pedagogy as environmental communication

The rhetorical situations of the classroom

chapter 3|9 pages

Environmental communication pedagogy

A survey of the field

chapter 4|17 pages

Breathing life into learning

Ecocultural pedagogy and the inside-out classroom

part 2|80 pages

Diverse practices in teaching environmental communication

chapter 6|12 pages

“Deep impressions”

The promise and possibilities of ecocultural experiential learning

chapter 7|14 pages

Further afield

Performance pedagogy, fieldwork, and distance learning in environmental communication courses

part 3|64 pages

Transformative practice

chapter 11|14 pages

Changing our environmental future

Student praxis through community inquiry

chapter 12|8 pages

Storytelling as action

Exploring transformation

chapter 13|16 pages

Insider Windows in Nepal

A critical pedagogy for environmental communication

chapter 14|12 pages

Repair Cafés

Reflecting on materiality and consumption in environmental communication

chapter 15|12 pages

Cultivating pride

Environmental engagement and capacity building in the UTEP–Rare partnership

part 4|68 pages

Environmental communication pedagogy and practice toolbox

chapter 17|5 pages

Environmental privilege walk

Unpacking the invisible knapsack

chapter 19|6 pages

Greening epideictic speech

chapter 21|9 pages

Image(ination) and motivation

Mapping environmental positions in visual media

chapter 24|5 pages

Newschart assignment

chapter 25|4 pages

Speaking for/to/as nature