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K.C. Busch

Assistant Professor

NC State University

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Education

Area(s) of Expertise

Drawing on research from the fields of science communication and environmental psychology, I have investigated the language used to teach about climate change in educational settings. My research serves as a counter-narrative to the science education literature’s concentration on what students do not know about climate change. In contrast, I focus on the framing of climate change in the science education system, and how that framing affects youth perception of the problem and their capacity for creating solutions. I am also working with the Galapagos Conservancy and the Ministry of Education of Ecuador to provide Education for Sustainability professional development for all teachers of the Galapagos Islands.