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Thursday, February 11 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
How to Teach Controversial Energy or Environmental Issues in Your Classroom

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Students hear a lot about the issues of our day such as climate change or the future of Alberta's oil and gas industry. Teachers know the power of connecting student learning to current events for engaging students and practicing critical thinking skills. But such topics can be daunting as there are often many perspectives to consider and an overwhelming amount of - often conflicting - information. In this workshop, we'll review and practice 'safe and effective' strategies for unpacking with your students the scientific and social dimensions of complex issues using open-mindedness, curiosity, respect, and evidence-based critical thinking - without becoming part of the controversy.

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Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
018 Science (sec. focus)