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Animals in Environmental Education

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum and Pedagogy

  • Teresa Lloro-Bidart
  • Valerie S. Banschbach

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Teresa Lloro-Bidart, Valerie S. Banschbach
    Pages 1-16
  3. Intersectional Perspectives

  4. Posthumanism

  5. Arts-Based Approaches

  6. Interdisciplinary Conversations in Formal and Non-Formal Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Valerie S. Banschbach, Marwood Larson-Harris
      Pages 197-214
    3. Susan Caplow, Jennifer Thomsen
      Pages 237-257
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book


This book explores interdisciplinary approaches to animal-focused curriculum and pedagogy in environmental education, with an emphasis on integrating methods from the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. Each chapter, whether addressing curriculum, pedagogy, or both, engages with the extant literature in environmental education and other relevant fields to consider how interdisciplinary curricular and pedagogical practices shed new light on our understandings of and ethical/moral obligations to animals. Embracing theories like intersectionality, posthumanism, Indigenous cosmologies, and significant life experiences, and considering topics such as equine training, meat consumption and production, urban human-animal relationships, and zoos and aquariums, the chapters collectively contribute to the field by foregrounding the lives of animals. The volume purposefully steps forward from the historical marginalization of animals in educational research and practice.


critical animal studies pedagogy ecofeminism environmental philosophy intersectionality studies posthumanist pedagogy companion animals

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa Lloro-Bidart
    • 1
  • Valerie S. Banschbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Liberal Studies DepartmentCalifornia State Polytechnic UniversityPomona, CAUSA
  2. 2.Environmental Studies DepartmentRoanoke CollegeSalem, VAUSA

About the editors

Teresa Lloro-Bidart is Assistant Professor in the Liberal Studies Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA.

Valerie Banschbach is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Roanoke College, USA.

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