In the midst of an intensive, inspiring week of teaching in the Master’s in Environmental Education and Communication (MEEC) program at Royal Roads University, in B.C.
This is a three-week intensive residency, and I’ve been working with the second year students, engaging with the lesser understood psychological dimensions of how we communicate about environmental issues and threats.
One thing is clear: these students – all of whom are already professionals and practitioners in the field – are ‘getting it’ that we need more nuanced, sophisticated understandings of psychological dimensions. Moving beyond behavior change on the cognitive level, to address emotional, affective and social dimensions.
This program is unique and teaching has been a remarkable opportunity. Stay tuned for more updates.