Maria A. P. Woolson

Educating for a sustainable future

In my work I endeavor to bring together the worldviews of science and humanities through teaching, technology, transdisciplinary research and mentoring. The context for my work is sustainability and human natures, in the multicultural landscape of Latin America. I draw from diverse fields including literature and plastic arts; geography and discourse analysis, to enable students to see the connections and interactions of social and cultural life within their environments and those of others. Pedagogically, I employ a diverse range of approaches including experiential learning, project-based and problem-based learning, and digital humanities, to broaden the traditional scholarly vision of higher education.