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Earth Charter Reflections


Respect and Care for the Community of Life, Ecological Integrity, Social and Economic Justice, Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace
In collaboration  College Training and Development
3.5 hours of Professional Development Credit for MDC faculty

Teaching the Earth Charter - Resource

The Earth Charter, created by global civil society, endorsed by thousands of organizations and institutions, with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century, was adopted in 2000. The Earth Charter's stated purpose is to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world. The Earth Charter's ethical vision proposes that environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development, and peace, are interdependent and indivisible. It provides a new framework for thinking about and addressing these issues.

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning and intent of the Earth Charter and consider its significance from an inter-disciplinary perspective.  A panel of renowned subject-area specialists will lead the discussion of how the Earth Charter can guide the development of new curriculum, and how familiarity with this document helps prepare students for success as global citizens.

-Describe the intellectual history of the Earth Charter.
-Explain the significance of the Earth Charter within a larger context of ethics.
(Learning Outcome #5,6,7 and 10)
-Explain how the Earth Charter can be used as a teaching tool in different disciplines.
(Learning Outcomes #5, 6, 7, and 10)
-List and describe the application of the Earth Charter to curriculum in several areas, including humanities, science, ethics, and social science. (Learning Outcomes #5, 6, 7 and 10)
-Create a lesson incorporating The Earth Charter into his or her specific discipline.
(Learning Outcomes #5, 6, 7 and 10 - Lesson plans will be submitted to the Director of the EEI in order to receive PDC and will then be added to the Earth Ethics Institute website)

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