Interdisciplinary environmental education: A Canadian perspective

This research project explores the nature of interdisciplinary, environmental programing in universities across Canada.

Surveys and interviews with university leaders across Canada were carried out to identify strengths and weaknesses of current, as well as historical, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental research and curriculum development.

A separate analysis of a cross-section of university-level environmental courses and programs has identified pedagogical paradigm shifts from the 1960s to present day. An up-to-date inventory of Canadian, post-secondary interdisciplinary environmental units is also provided.

The research will be of interest to universities, environmental NGOs (non-governmental organizations), policy analysts and the broader community in showing how values and paradigms of interdisciplinarity affect the development of best practices in environmental education and research.