June 7 from 2:00-3:00 pm CDT
Register at http://www.aashe.org/calendar/rethinking-thinking-sustainability-curriculum/
If a snap of the fingers could reverse the environmental destruction of the past 400 years, we would start repeating our mistakes tomorrow, unless we have changed. The environmental crisis is a symptom of human thinking and we need to think differently to resolve it. Split brain science is explained from major findings of “The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” (2009, Yale University Press), by psychiatrist and clinical psychologist Iain McGilchrist, which provides profound insight into the workings of the human brain from combining clinical research in split brain science with its evidence in western history and philosophy. This remarkable book explains how dominant thinking has deluded society into its current predicament, warns of the dangers involved and what Einstein meant. Christopher Haines will discuss implementing these insights into higher education curriculum on sustainable development, with examples from the author’s experience. This session will be interesting to anyone concerned with environmental curriculum that will effectively address problems.