The HEA-Keele workshop | Sustainability culture by a thousand cuts: an integrated whole institution approach to greening your academy

SML-HEA-KeeleA workshop, titled ‘Sustainability culture by a thousand cuts: an integrated whole institution approach to greening your academy,’ will take place at Keele University on 21 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event will explore an innovative approach to embedding sustainability into the culture of a university, making use of multiple ‘entry points’ to integrate sustainability into all aspects of an institution’s operations. It will comprise three main sessions:

  • Integrating Campus, Curriculum, Community and the Student Experience
  • Leadership for Sustainability, the Formal Curriculum and the Role of the Students’ Union
  • Curriculum Case Studies

 

Following an introduction by an HEA representative, the workshop will ‘move out’ into its morning session, ‘Integrating Campus, Curriculum, Community and the Student Experience.’ This session will mainly explore sustainability education in practice and student sustainability projects across the campus as well as the interconnectedness of sustainability at the university, particularly focusing on how the campus acts as a catalyst for the sustainability agenda. The delegates will explore how the Keele campus is used for both informal and formal sustainability education for staff and students, taking a close look at a number of initiatives, including Keele Sustainability Hub, Keele walled garden allotments and the Student Eats project and The Sustainable Student House project. The session will be delivered by Dr Sharon George (Keele Sustainability Hub Manager), Emmanuel Blondel (Think: Green Student Society President), Dr Sarah Taylor (Lecturer in Ecology), Dr Zoe Robinson (Director of Education for Sustainability) and Sustainability Project Officers Bekki Laycock, Sophie Bessant, Philippa Calver and Giulia Mininni.

 

The second session ‘Leadership for Sustainability, the Formal Curriculum and the Role of the Students’ Union,’ in the afternoon, will cover three areas: (1) issues of leadership and management of the sustainability agenda, including the development and effectiveness of different leadership roles, and different models of staffing and resourcing, (2) strategies and opportunities that arise around the formal curriculum, including the adoption of different pedagogies, and different scale strategies from individual assessments to whole programme design, and (3) an exploration of the role of the Students’ Union in providing and coordinating volunteering opportunities and green events. The session will be delivered by Professor Pat Bailey (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability), Dr Zoe Robinson (Director of Education for Sustainability) and Students’ Union Representatives Jen Holland and Emma Hedges.

 

The final session, on Curriculum Case Studies, will explorea range of discipline-specific ESD case studies, including Sustainable Chemistry and Eco-psychology. It will be delivered by Dr John Hegarty (Senior Lecturer in Eco-psychology), Dr Katherine Haxton (Lecturer in Chemistry) and Chris Little (Curriculum Support and Development).

 

The workshop’s reflection on the approach adopted by Keele’s Green Academy team by creating a sustainability culture ‘by a thousand cuts’ will help delegates to develop novel ideas for embedding sustainability into existing activities at their respective institutions, considering the potential success and pitfalls of different opportunities within their institutional context.

 

The event is free of charge but a place must be reserved through online registration (see link below).

 

Image created from logos of the HEA and Keele University

 

 

More…

 

Event page (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN973_keele

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN973_keele/keele_thematic_WSS_programmev4.pdf

 

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

Green Academy | Higher Education Academy (HEA) | http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) | The HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

Keele University | Green Keele http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/

 

Keele University | Sustainability Hub http://www.keele.ac.uk/keelehub/

 

Keele University | Energy and Environment http://www.keele.ac.uk/estates/energyenvironment/

 

Keele University | Sustainability in Action http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/sustainabilityinaction/

 

Keele University | Learning about Sustainability http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/learningaboutsustainability/

 

Sustainability Education and Problem-based Learning (PBL) http://www.keele.ac.uk/hybridpbl/abouttheproject/

 

 

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