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Sean Gillon Publishes Article on Food Systems Curricula

Dr. Sean Gillon, food systems and society faculty, co-authored an article on developing food systems curricula published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in May 2014.

The article was titled Food for Thought: Developing Curricula for Sustainable Food Systems Education Programs. In the abstract, the authors write:

The study of food systems is a quickly growing field. In high demand by postsecondary students, new food systems studies programs are emerging from a range of disciplines. Food systems are inherently complex and are best understood from a range of academic perspectives and practical contexts. We review current scholarship on food systems pedagogy and present approaches for developing and implementing food systems curricula. A literature review and our experience indicate that effective food systems program approaches include emphasizing interdisciplinarity and a systems approach and balancing experience, theory and practical skills acquisition. We discuss strategies, challenges and opportunities for building food systems curricula.

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems is devoted to the rapidly emerging fields of agroecology and sustainable agriculture. The journal focuses on the changes that need to occur in the design and management of our food systems in order to balance natural resource use and environmental protection with the needs of production, economic viability and social well-being.

» Read the full article on TandFonline.com (subscription required)

Sean Gillon is a faculty member in the Department of Food Systems & Society. He has conducted interdisciplinary research on a wide range of food systems topics, managed small farming operations, engaged community food groups working toward social justice, founded and served as director for nonprofit organizations, and worked as a produce buyer.

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