Faculty Research Fellow Pamela Templer Co-Authors Editorial on Need for Multicultural & Multidisciplinary Science Education
By Boston University
Pamela Templer, a Professor in the Department of Biology and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently co-authored an editorial arguing for a more “solutions-based” higher education experience that combines an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on human and environmental well-being.
In the article, published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, the authors explained the need to “educate students to become effective citizens across the scientific, ethical, cultural, and policy landscapes” by designing a learning experience that encourages participation in policymaking processes. Drawing on their own experience co-teaching a hybrid virtual and in-person course across six institutions, the authors argued that more multidisciplinary and multicultural student experiences can promote such an experience while building the skills needed to address today’s socio-environmental challenges.
Read the editorial in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment here: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2198