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Teaching the Geographies of Food and Agriculture I

Type: Lightning Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Critical Geographies of Education Specialty Group, Geography Education Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (MDT)
Room: Virtual Track 9
Organizers: Renata Blumberg, Kirsten Valentine Cadieux
Chairs: Charles Levkoe

Call for Submissions

CFP: Teaching the Geographies of Food and Agriculture

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers

April 6–10

Denver, Colorado, USA

Co-organizers: Renata Blumberg, Valentine Cadieux, and Meredith Taylor

Chair: Charles Levkoe

Food often features prominently in pedagogical projects designed to provide students with experiential education, service learning, or professional development opportunities. For example, in the US and Canada, school and community gardens are often seen as pedagogical sites that serve multiple purposes, from teaching science to encouraging healthy behavior. Outside of formal educational institutions, internships on farms provide spaces for professional training and education. Much geographic scholarship has critically examined the assumptions that underpin these pedagogical projects by pointing out how they reproduce broader social and spatial disparities. In this series of sessions, we seek to engage in a dialogue about how geographic practice advances, challenges, or transforms food pedagogies.

We are seeking submissions for a lightning paper session and a roundtable discussion. Lightning paper session presentations will feature shorter presentations on specific case studies, innovative assignments/ activities/ models/ frameworks/ syllabi, or specific challenges and opportunities in teaching the geographies of food and agriculture. The concluding panel will focus on pressing and timely issues facing food pedagogies, and new directions for research and practice.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Critical serving learning
Decolonizing food and nutrition
Online teaching and learning
Interdisciplinary approaches
Hands-on learning
Farmer-to-farmer education
Internships
Scaffolding to support engagements with complex community food systems
Long-term assignments that pass agri-food classroom-based research from term to term
Adult education and public pedagogies
Feminist and critical pedagogies
School and community gardens as pedagogical sites
Food pedagogies in media spaces
Food pedagogies of everyday life and spaces
Researching pedagogy in the neoliberal university


If interested, please email a 200 word abstract to Renata Blumberg (blumbergr@montclair.edu) and Valentine Cadieux (kvcadieux01@hamline.edu) by October 25th. Please indicate if you are submitting your abstract for consideration as part of the lightning paper session or roundtable panel.

Note: The AAG requires that all participants in pre-organized sessions be registered for the conference and submit their abstracts by Oct. 30th. We will ask those confirmed for the session to register for the conference, submit their abstract online, and send us your program identification number (PIN) by Oct. 30th. For more information: https://annualmeeting.aag.org


Description

Food often features prominently in pedagogical projects designed to provide students with experiential education, service learning, or professional development opportunities. For example, in the US and Canada, school and community gardens are often seen as pedagogical sites that serve multiple purposes, from teaching science to encouraging healthy behavior. Outside of formal educational institutions, internships on farms provide spaces for professional training and education. Much geographic scholarship has critically examined the assumptions that underpin these pedagogical projects by pointing out how they reproduce broader social and spatial disparities. In this series of sessions, we seek to engage in a dialogue about how geographic practice advances, challenges, or transforms food pedagogies.

'Teaching the Geographies of Food and Agriculture I' will feature the listed presentations. They will be prerecorded and posted online in advance. To view the presentations, click on the link below.

'Teaching the Geographies of Food and Agriculture II' will include a roundtable discussion on the paper session presentations and other pressing issues affecting how we teach food and agriculture, such as the coronavirus pandemic. This virtual discussion will take place at the assigned time. To view directions on how to join the roundtable discussion, click on the link below.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Renata Blumberg*, Montclair State University, Geography and Food Pedagogies 5 8:00 AM
Presenter Russell Hedberg*, Shippensburg University, An active learning approach for critical engagement with food system localization 8 8:05 AM
Presenter Barbara Gemmill-Herren*, Prescott College, Deepening the structure of student-developed case studies on agroecology and food systems 8 8:13 AM
Presenter Kirsten Valentine Cadieux*, Hamline University, Jennifer Nicklay, University of Minnesota, Community Labs in AgriFood Teaching 8 8:21 AM
Discussant Garrett Graddy-Lovelace American University School of International Service 8 8:29 AM
Presenter Ruth Sepulveda Marquez*, University College London, How has urban agriculture improved the environmental and political education of the local communities in Santiago de Chile? 8 8:37 AM
Discussant Kristin Reynolds Independent Scholar, New York, NY; Lecturer, The New School; Lecturer, Yale F&ES 8 8:45 AM
Discussant Charles Levkoe Lakehead University 7 8:53 AM
Discussant Kirsten Valentine Cadieux Hamline University 8 9:00 AM

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