Podagogies: A Learning & Teaching Podcast
Podagogies is a learning and teaching podcast hosted by two curious instructors glimpsing into the strategy and improvisation that drives educators. We ask questions about what makes their classrooms tick, and we uncover compelling work of educators who bring scholarship to students in surprising ways. Check out the latest episode and learn more about our hosts below!
Imagining Climate Futures Across Disciplines: Dr. Christine Bolus-Reichert and Dr. Matthew Hoffmann
The climate crisis affects students and educators alike, and requires complex solutions that draw upon expertise that transcends disciplinary boundaries. In this episode, Dr. Matthew Hoffmann and Dr. Christine Bolus-Reichert discuss a course they co-teach at the University of Toronto on Climate Futures, which brings together students from the disciplines of Political Science and English to engage in an imaginative process that offers new ways to connect with politics and to respond to climate change at both practical and personal levels.
Dr. Matthew Hoffmann is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough and co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He teaches classes on international relations, global governance, and environmental and sustainability politics. His research on decarbonization, climate change and environmental politics has been published in 4 books and over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He also regularly contributes to media outlets such as The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Conversation and is the chair of the board of directors for the environmental NGO, Green Economy Canada.
Dr. Christine Bolus-Reichert is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Christine Bolus-Reichert’s research centers on Victorian and neo-Victorian literature, especially ballads and romances; literary architecture and literary landscapes; and fantasy and science fiction. She is the author of The Age of Eclecticism: Literature and Culture in Britain, 1815-1885 (The Ohio State University Press, 2009), which focused on two broad understandings of eclecticism in the period—one understood as an unreflective embrace of either conflicting beliefs or divergent historical styles, the other a mode of critical engagement that ultimately could lead to a rethinking of the contrast between creation and criticism and of the very idea of the original.
Chelsea Temple Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. Specializing in critical disability studies, as well as disability-driven media development, Jones's teaching focuses on multimedia, activist-driven research methods. She holds a PhD from the joint program in Communication and Culture at TMU and York Universities.
Curtis Maloley is the Director of Teaching Development & Digital Learning at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at TMU, and an Instructor in the RTA School of Media.
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