114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene I

Session Chair: 
Ron Milland, Independent Scholar
Sierra Madre


  1. Kelsey Hatley, Colorado State University
    This presenter will examine how the use of fanfiction and online fanfiction communities provide transformative and unconventional spaces of learning for students. The online archive and members of those communities represent a variety of perspectives, which is vital for students to be exposed to. In an age where current students will be faced with problems we cannot even imagine, creative and critical thinking will be essential skills for them to cultivate. 
  2. Paul Binkley, Colorado State University
    This paper discusses how curricula and canon formation often fail to privilege students’ passions and identities as learners and readers outside the classroom. Specifically, this paper looks at how science fiction is marginalized, but can be a valuable tool for interdisciplinary learning. The paper highlights an activity and unit using M. T. Anderson’s Feed to teach ecocriticism and some of the author’s field research on science fiction as a gateway to STEM education.
  3. Ahac Meden, ZRC SAZU (Slovenia)
    Possibilities for utilization in understanding the digital and learning from in order to propose a participatory platform for fostering critical thinking and promoting engagement in matters of personal, public and environmental interest.  
  4. Rob Howe, Independent Scholar
    In the digital revolution a new approach, a new pedagogy, needs to be developed to move education forward. Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene means moving beyond testing. The aim of a new pedagogy is to empower people to identify as citizens rather than consumers. The paper will propose a new pedagogy for our times.
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