Patrick Howard

Dean (Interim), School of Education and Professor

Patrick Howard developed his interest in the intersections between issues of sustainability and education during a twenty plus-year career teaching high school in coastal communities on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Patrickļæ½s research and writing have been dedicated to exploring how our defining human abilities, creativity, language and imagination, as products of nature, are mediums by which we may grow in our relationships with the living places we inhabit. A common theme of his work how teaching and learning can deepen the human-nonhuman interrelationship to provide a vital, dynamic vision of education based on life values. His research has been published widely in national and international journals. Dr. Howard is a founding member of the Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education Standing Committee of the Canadian Network of Environmental Education and Communication'(EECOM). He is also an associate editor of the open source journal Phenomenology and Practice.


teacher education; education for sustainability; literacy education; digital media; phenomenological research methods