Olga Kalentzidou received the 2019 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship as well as support from the Summer Instructional Development Grant program to re-design the campus' Edible Education course.
Infusing Food Systems Teaching with Active Learning Pedagogies in Edible Education (GEOG-G 218)
The GEOG-G 218 Edible Education course introduces students to the complexities and interconnections of the food system through multiple theoretical and methodological lenses. The redesign of the course will more effectively align it with the Department of Geography’s mission and the Food and Agriculture concentration’s learning outcomes. The new format will: (a) designate Edible Education as the introductory course to critical food studies; (b) foster the incorporation of community engaged learning; (c) encourage the use of innovative classrooms to better support student learning; and (d) focus on the analysis of political, economic, and cultural processes inherent in modern food systems thus aligning learning outcomes with the College’s Breadth of Inquiry Social and Historical (CASE) coursework.