CHAPTER 3

Thinking About Major Sustainability Issues

Learning Objectives

•   Become familiar with well-developed and sharply opposed points of view on sustainability issues

•   Develop ability to apply critical thinking skills to the opinions of others

•   Develop ability to challenge widely held beliefs and form independent judgments

•   Develop an appreciation for the nature and value of evidence in forming an opinion

•   Promote personal growth by framing important issues that question assumptions and belief systems

Introduction to Debate as a Learning Tool

Debate, sometimes known as forensics, is a powerful learning tool because it gives us a means to reason our ways through difficult, complex issues. Sustainability certainly fits into that ...

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