Training course: Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture: An Online Sustainable Agriculture Instructional Resource
Training language: English
Target groups and admission requirements:
This online resource is organized as a course outline. You can use the
entire outline or draw from and reorganize it to meet your course’s
requirements, students’ backgrounds, learning objectives, and learning
context (e.g., classroom, college farm, community garden).
By providing this online material we hope to enhance the efforts of
those now teaching sustainable agriculture topics and encourage
instructors to develop new courses in this emerging field. The Course
Outline includes topics in social and environmental sciences; plant,
soil, crop, and animal sciences; pest management; natural resource
management; the adoption of sustainable agriculture; and the growth and
development of sustainable agriculture and the organic food industry.
Training program: The resource has 5 components –
Description and Learning Objectives – The course description defines
the scope of the course and can be used in a college catalogue or
course syllabus. The learning objectives list the concepts and/or skill
set that the students are expected to learn during the course.
- Course Outline – The Course Outline offers the suggested sequence of the course, listing major topic and sub-topics to address.
Resource Listings – Each bold-faced main topic or sub-topic in the
Course Outline references a resource listing (PDF and Word formats).
These annotated listings provide suggested student readings, additional
print resources, existing curricula, web sites, PowerPoint, slide, and
video resources that can be used to design and teach a given topic in
the course outline.
- Laboratory Section – The laboratory
section lists field-based and hands-on exercises that address and/or
complement the materials taught in the lecture portion of the course.
(pdf) (MS Word)
- Teaching Sustainability in Agriculture:
Resources for Instructors – These annotated references offer
information for integrating principles of sustainability into
agriculture education. (pdf) (MS Word)
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064