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National Roundtable on Environmental Sustainability Education in Pre-service Teacher Education

June 14-16, 2016
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

The National Roundtable brought together teacher educators, researchers, policy-makers, Aboriginal scholars, K-12 teachers, graduate students, and community partners to establish a new national network of educators and researchers dedicated to strengthening Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in pre-service teacher education. The Roundtable provided opportunities to analyze ESE in Canadian pre-service teacher education programs, share existing research, and exchange teaching strategies. It resulted in the creation of a collective Action Plan in order to catalyze curricular, pedagogical, and professional responses to improve ESE in pre-service teacher education programs across Canada. The Roundtable featured two and a half days of collaborative inquiry via roundtable discussions, research and ‘best practices’ presentations, keynote talks, and co-operative planning to develop an action plan to strengthen ESE in Canadian pre-service teacher education programs.

The National Action Plan
(draft version July 2016)
The Roundtable Schedule
Summaries of the Roundtable Presentations (and the list of Presenters)
The Roundtable Keynote Talks (videos)