Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD)

November 15, 2022


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) November 22, 2022 17:00 — 19:00
Location Komaba Area Campus,In-person and online
Venue Komaba Campus, KIBER Building, Room 314 (Capacity: 25 people)
Online (Capacity: 100 people)
Capacity 125 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required

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Registration Period November 14, 2022 — November 21, 2022

The SCOPE of Sustainability Education in Japanese Universities: Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD)


Today’s university students will be on the frontline of environmental change in the coming years. As future consumers, voters, business leaders, and community members, all students - not just environmental studies majors - will need to make smart, informed, and consequential decisions in their lives.
In this lecture, Dr. Joshua Jodoin will introduce concepts and ideas from Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD), a field he is developing himself.  Furthermore, he will offer language instructors from any discipline techniques for integrating environmental content and perspectives in their curriculum to help students positively transform their attitudes, behaviors, and the world around them.
LESD is a new field of education, which seeks to bridge the gap between sustainability content, often informed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and best-practice in language education. 

Speaker Bio

The speaker, Dr. Joshua Jodoin, has a Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies from Kyoto University and over 14 years of teaching experience at universities in Turkey, China, and Japan.
Currently, he is Instructor at Konan University; he will introduce his pioneering approach, Language Education for Sustainable Development, which seeks to integrate sustainable development content and language education.

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