Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Critical Food Pedagogy and Sustainable Development

  • Branden LewisEmail author
  • Joy Kcenia O’Neil
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_253

Definition

The definition of food pedagogy is the knowledge and skill interactions of learning within the fusion of foodrelated content and experiential process as one cooccurrence.

Introduction

Food pedagogy is the fusion of food-related content and experiential process as one co-occurrence. Coupled with the critique of, and solutions to food related issues, society forms power relations that serve as the foundational underpinnings of critical theory. The combining of food pedagogy and critical theory equates to critical food pedagogy. Situated within experiential learning theory (Dewey 1938), sustainability education (Capra 2002; Capra and Luisi 2014; Wals et al. 2017; Edwards 2005, 2010; Jickling and Sterling 2017; Lange 2002, 2010, 2018; Sterling 2001; Stibbe 2009; Orr 1992, 2004, 2016), and adult learning theory and higher education (Campbell 2006; Dirkx 1997, 1998a, b, 2008; Dirkx et al. 2006; Lange and O’Neil 2016; Hooks 2010, 2014; Mezirow 1981, 1990, 1991, 1997; O’Neil 2015, 2017a...

Keywords

Food pedagogy Critical theory Political economy Reflection Globalization Instrumentalism Pragmatism Experiential learning Garden-based learning Farm-based learning Kitchen-based learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education, College of Professional StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin Stevens PointStevens PointUSA
  2. 2.College of Culinary ArtsJohnson and Wales UniversityProvidenceUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Joy Kcenia O'Neil
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin Stevens PointStevens PointUSA