EAUC-UNEP Agreement | UK higher education to enrich North-South collaboration on developing sustainable graduates

SML-EAUC-UNEPThe Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the sustainability champion representing the UK higher and further education, entered in July 2014 into a three-year agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance sustainable innovation among future generations.

 

This partnership will bring together the EAUC’s member organisations (over 230 UK universities and colleges) and the UNEP’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) network (over 430 universities and regional partners/focal points from five different continents) around three key pillars, namely education, training and networking. In this partnership which will strive to link and support tertiary education institutions worldwide in sustainability, UK universities and colleges will lead as well as learn from other leaders, especially from the Global South.

 

Iain Patton, CEO of EAUC, says, “The EAUC view is that our Member UK universities and colleges, have to take the lead on a global scale to ensure our students have the skills and knowledge to ensure a social, economic and environmentally responsible future for us all. We are excited to be putting our Members on the map and working together with UNEP to bring this change.”

 

Mahesh Pradhan, Head of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EEUT), says, “UNEP seeks to enhance engagement with the higher education community, in empowering the next generation of sustainability leaders across the planet. This partnership with EAUC complements current efforts of the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), whereby new opportunities for exchange of sustainability knowledge, experiences and networking are created.”

 

The Green Gown Awards: This partnership with UNEP will help the EAUC to expand the Green Gown Awards further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Global South. Administered by the EAUC and governed by a cross agency steering group, the Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives of universities and colleges across the UK, covering all aspects, including teaching, research, leadership, buildings, food and communities. The UK and Australasia Green Gown Awards are now in their 10th and 5th year, respectively, while the French speaking Awards is a new addition this year.

 

Measurement of institutional sustainability performance: This partnership will also encourage universities and colleges worldwide to measure their sustainability performance, particularly using the Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education. This platform, supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNEP, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Global Compact, brings together organisations which have created sustainability assessment tools designed to support universities and colleges around the world. It is also designed to assist commitments of Higher Education Sustainable Initiative (HESI) signatories and can also support complimentary Rio+20 initiatives (e.g. the People’s Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education).

 

The GUPES: The Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), which seeks to foster closer linkages between UNEP’s policy domain and universities across the globe, is one of the flagship programmes of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU). The GUPES was the result of a consultative forum organised by the UNEP and its partners in Nairobi in 2010 on ways of escalating UNEP’s engagement with universities. It builds on the successes of the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA), the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in the Caribbean Universities (MESCA) and the Asia-Pacific Regional University Consortium (RUC).

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena | Logos of the EAUC and the UNEP from their websites

 

 

 

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Media contact | Fiona Goodwin, Environmental Association for University and Colleges (EAUC) fgoodwin@eauc.org.uk

 

News post on the EAUC website | Universities and colleges in the UK have signed a unique agreement with UNEP http://www.eauc.org.uk/universities_and_colleges_in_the_uk_have_signed

 

News post on Edie.net | UNEP targets British universities to develop future stars of sustainability http://www.edie.net/news/5/British-universities-unite-with-UN-to-bring-sustainability-to-global-audience/

 

The Environmental Association for University and Colleges (EAUC) http://www.eauc.org.uk/:

 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) http://www.unep.org/:

 

The Platform for Sustainability Performance http://www.sustainabilityperformance.org

 

 

 

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Green Gown Awards 2014 | Over 100 finalist projects from 62 UK institutions are in fray

GreenGownAwardsThe tenth Green Gown Awards Ceremony will take place at the University of Manchester on 3 November 2014, announcing the winners out of over 100 finalist projects from 62 UK tertiary education institutions.

 

Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), this event annually celebrates the exceptional sustainability initiatives in the tertiary education sector in the UK, bringing together the sector’s sustainability leaders, drivers and thinkers. The awards are open to any UK tertiary education establishment, including all post-16 educational institutions such as colleges, universities and learning and skills institutions.

 

This year has seen three new categories, namely Enterprise, Food and Drink, and Leadership Award. The Leadership Award, which is exclusive to senior strategic leadership at tertiary education institutions, is pursued by four finalists, namely Professor Patrick Bailey (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Environment & Sustainability, Keele University), Professor John Brooks (Vice Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University), Professor Daniella Tilbury (Dean of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire) and Professor James Longhurst (Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability, University of the West of England).

 

The Awards comprise two types of categories, namely Organisation and Individual.

 

Organisation categories are:

  • Best Newcomer
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Construction and Refurbishment
  • Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change
  • Courses and Learning (revised for 2014)
  • Enterprise
  • Facilities and Services
  • Food and Drink
  • Research and Development
  • Social Responsibility
  • Student Engagement
  • Technical Innovation for Sustainability

 

Individual categories are:

  • Leadership Award (mentioned above)
  • Sustainability Champion Award (open to both staff and students at tertiary education institutions)

 

At the International Green Gown Awards, winners of the UK and Australasia Awards (organised by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability, ACTS) will be brought together in competition under three categories, namely Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change, Social Responsibility and Student Engagement.

 

Image from the EAUC website

 

 

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Green Gown Awards 2014 | Ceremony http://www.eauc.org.uk/ceremony

 

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Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognition http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

 

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Higher Education Academy (HEA) awards National Teaching Fellowship to a pioneer in Sustainability Education

???????????????????????The Higher Education Academy (HEA) awarded in June 2014 a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) to Professor Stephen Sterling in recognition of his pioneering efforts to advance sustainability education. He is one of the 55 recipients of this prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning, selected from over 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

 

Professor Sterling is Professor of Sustainability Education (Centre for Sustainable Futures CSF) and Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at Plymouth University. His research interests lie in the interrelationships between ecological thinking, systemic change, and learning at individual and institutional scales to help meet the challenge of accelerating the educational response to the sustainability agenda.

 

His varied career has included roles as teacher, deputy director of a national educational body, consultant (particularly to WWF-UK), freelance academic, academic tutor at London South Bank University (LSBU), and Professor at Plymouth University. Among his credits are co-founding/writing the first masters course in the UK on education for sustainability (at LSBU), co-editing the first book published anywhere on this field, writing/leading on another three key books in the area, producing the HEA-commissioned Future Fit Framework that has inspired academics and universities to embrace sustainability in their teaching, and leading a WWF project on systems thinking, namely ‘Linking Thinking – new perspectives on thinking and learning for sustainability’. He has also played a critical role in Plymouth’s commitment to and success in sustainability for many years.

 

The HEA NTF scheme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland. It is open to staff whose teaching or support roles enhance the student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

 

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

 

This news post is based mainly on the HEA news posts and Professor Sterling’s profile on Plymouth University website (Please see below for the links).

 

 

More…

 

Professor Stephen Sterling | National Teaching Fellow 2014 of The Higher Education Academy (HEA) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/contacts/detail/ntfs/2014/Sterling_stephen

 

Press release announcing National Teaching Fellows for 2014 | The HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/news/detail/2014/NTFS_announcement_2014

 

Profile of Professor Stephen Sterling | Plymouth University http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/srsterling

 

Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) | Plymouth University http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/issr/centres/Pages/csf.aspx

 

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) | Plymouth University http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/pedrio/Pages/default.aspx

 

Education for Sustainability MSc / PgDip / CPD | London South Bank University http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/education-sustainability-msc

 

The Future Fit Framework | An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/esd/Future_Fit_270412_1435.pdf

 

Linking thinking | New perspectives on thinking and learning for sustainability http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/linkingthinking.pdf

 

Books by Professor Sterling:

 

 

ESD posts on LinkedIn (#asiLI)

 

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140606053309-101066234-why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom?

 

Sustainability | A balancing act? Four of them? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140409090334-101066234-sustainability-a-balancing-act-four-of-them

 

Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions

 

Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140421183727-101066234-sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson

 

Sustainability-oriented quotes and sayings | Twenty gems from Native Americans to Einstein http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140524074906-101066234-sustainability-oriented-quotes-and-sayings-twenty-gems-from-native-americans-to-einstein

 

 

ESD posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

 

NEW BOOK: The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/new-book-the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects/

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

Education for Sustainability (EfS) is enriching curriculum and student experience at Gloucestershire, says Professor Tilbury https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/education-for-sustainability-efs-is-enriching-curriculum-and-student-experience-at-gloucestershire-says-professor-tilbury/

 

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance to complement UK Quality Code for Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/new-esd-guidance-to-complement-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education/

 

Informal communication has a key role in sustainability-oriented institutional change, says Green Academy Lead at Worcester https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/informal-communication-has-a-key-role-in-sustainability-oriented-institutional-change-says-green-academy-lead-at-worcester/

 

Sustainability leadership is all around us, says Director SD at Canterbury Christ Church University https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/sustainability-leadership-is-all-around-us-says-director-sd-at-canterbury-christ-church-university/

 

Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/disciplines-speak-sustainability-in-different-languages-says-esd-academic-lead-at-bristol/

 

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/online-learning-is-a-driver-for-sustainability-says-dr-speight-at-hea-nottingham-seminar/

 

Sustainable Lifestyles conference | Good life of the good person is only possible in a good society, says Prof Jackson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sustainable-lifestyles-conference-good-life-of-the-good-person-is-only-possible-in-a-good-society-says-prof-jackson/

 

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

 

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/unesco-world-conference-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document for UK higher education goes under consultation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/qaahea-esd-guidance-document-for-uk-higher-education-goes-under-consultation/

 

Inaugural AGM of London RCE on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/inaugural-agm-of-london-rce-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

NUS announces 25 Students’ Green Fund projects in England https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/nus-announces-25-students-green-fund-projects-in-england/

 

House of Commons launch: UK’s Rio+20 Manifesto to strengthen education’s role in sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/house-of-commons-launch-uks-rio20-manifesto-to-strengthen-educations-role-in-sustainable-development/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

 

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

 

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/

 

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

 

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Education for Sustainability (EfS) is enriching curriculum and student experience at Gloucestershire, says Professor Tilbury

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Education for Sustainability (EfS) is in the process of enriching the curriculum and student learning experiences at the University of Gloucestershire, said Professor Daniella Tilbury (Dean and Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire) at an EfS workshop, titled ‘Turning tides in Education for Sustainability (EfS) across higher education,’ held at the university on 2 July 2014.

 

This annual event shared the experiences of EfS projects at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) and EfS innovations in educational thinking and academic practice at several other UK universities.

 

The day began with a welcome and introduction to the day by Professor Tilbury, who briefly outlined EfS at UoG and its Learning for Sustainable Futures Scheme (LSFS). Launched in 2012 as part of the university’s approach to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching across all subject areas, the LSFS is a collaborative initiative between the university’s Sustainability Team and the Academic Development Unit. Through an annual call for project proposals, this scheme provides staff with grants to lead and develop new projects to embed EfS approaches into the curriculum and student learning experiences.

 

Maureen McLaughlin (Dean of Quality and Standards, UoG) spoke on ‘Futures for EfS: Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and institutional responses’. Having realised students’ concern for sustainable development, UK higher education sector bodies have responded accordingly. For example, in June 2014, the QAA published an ESD Guidance for higher education providers in the UK. Chapter B3 of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) on Learning and Teaching identifies education for sustainability (or ESD) as an educational theme that cuts across academic disciplines and sustainable development will become a one of the themes of QAA review of UK higher education institutions.

 

Before moving to the sessions, Professor Sharon Turnbull (Leadership Trust), chair of the event, outlined the focus of the day, i.e. EfS, Change and Organisational Cultures.

 

The workshop featured three sessions and a discussion group session:

  • Culture, community and curriculum – new pathways
  • Learning from our experiences – institutional development in EfS
  • Raising the stakes – improving student experiences
  • EfS futures – Student and sector influences (discussion group session)

 

Session 1: Culture, community and curriculum – new pathways:

 

Session 1 comprised four presentations:

  • Fashioning a new Curriculum: designing EfS into Fashion programmes
  • Using EfS through Online Learning in Philosophy of Religion
  • Designing Sustainable Futures: EfS and Product Design
  • Game-Changers: EfS, Learning and Sport Communities

 

Fashioning a new Curriculum: designing EfS into Fashion programmes | Nick Sargeant (School of Art & Design, UoG): Creating a programme-wide approach to EfS, this project aims to embed EfS approach into the design and development of the new Fashion Design curriculum in response to the industry’s need for skills and leadership in sustainability. It strives to ensure that EfS approaches inform the learning process at all levels, ranging from creative expression and design skills to self-direction and professional responsibilities.

 

Using EfS through Online Learning in Philosophy of Religion | Dr Roy Jackson (School of Humanities, UoG): Focusing on Islamic philosophy as part of the design process for a new Masters programme in Philosophy and Religious Thought, this project seeks to engage students with EfS to support learning processes associated with the endeavour towards more sustainable futures. It also explores ways in advancing EfS in flexible learning environments and in distance learning and also using digital technologies.

 

Designing Sustainable Futures: EfS and Product Design | Dr Michelle Williams (School of Computing and Technology): This project aims to embed EfS principles in the new BA/BSc Product Design courses to facilitate students’ development of sustainability competences, which would be reflected in specific skills and expertise and graduates’ professional responsibilities. It also strives for deeper understanding among students on how sustainability informs a range of aspects in design, including design thinking, human factors and responsible professional practice.

 

Game-Changers: EfS, Learning and Sport Communities (Two projects) | Ben Moreland and Dr Abbe Brady (School of Sport & Exercise – Presented by Dr Alex Ryan in the absence of both project leaders):

  • The first project: Drawing on the sustainability-related learning and skills of the university’s Sports Malawi outreach initiative, the project ‘Malawi and beyond: Transformative global learning in sports for development’ aims to transfer these insights and learning processes to the Sports Development curriculum using EfS approaches. This project, which gives students work experience in Malawi, is a unique example of bringing co-curricular learning into the formal curriculum.
  • The second project: With a view of meeting the growth in industry professional development needs around sustainability in sport, the project ‘Changing the game: Education and learning for sustainability in sport’ aims to build the capacity of the teaching staff in the Sports and Exercise department to enable them to respond to sustainability in the higher education curriculum, placements and outreach. It is also employing sustainability as a cross-cutting agenda that connects the different areas of work in the Department, including health and wellbeing, community building and social change, and global connectivity and local engagement.

 

Session 2: Learning from our experiences – institutional development in EfS

 

Session 2 comprised a Chat Show discussion on progress in embedding EfS in four higher education institutions:

  • The Futures Initiative (Dr Stephen Scoffham, Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • ESD strategies and programme development plans (Katharine Foot, Royal Agricultural University)
  • Institution-wide curriculum projects initiative (Katy Boom and Will Bowen-Jones, University of Worcester)
  • Learning for Sustainable Futures (Dr Alex Ryan and Professor Daniella Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire)

 

Note: For more information about these initiatives, please see the links below at the end of this write up (under ‘More…’)

 

Session 3: Raising the stakes – improving student experiences

 

Session 3 comprised three presentations:

  • Social Learning for EfS: the Open Voice initiative (Bruce Goodwin, Senior Chaplain, Student Services)
  • EfS Competencies Portfolio for Students (Richard Millican/Tim Morgan, Institute of Education & Public Services)
  • Student Voices for EfS in the Business School (Meg Baker, Green Fund Research Co-ordinator, Student Union)

 

Social Learning for EfS: the Open Voice initiative | Bruce Goodwin (Senior Chaplain, Student Services, UoG): With the ambition of creating new spaces at the university for informal and social learning among students, this project supports the creation of Open Voice, a ‘Public Square’ initiative that facilitates debates around issues of life, faith and meaning while connecting with sustainability values and concerns. This student-led project, which brings together students, the Chaplaincy and the sustainability team, is a unique attempt to bridge the faith and sustainability agendas in a higher education setting.

 

EfS Competencies Portfolio for Students | Richard Millican and Tim Morgan (Institute of Education and Public Services, UoG): Drawing on a UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) European educator competences framework in EfS, this project aims to develop a portfolio for students in Education Studies to demonstrate and validate their development of EfS competences. It is one of the first attempts to use this competence framework to embed EfS in higher education programme level as well as a unique step of transferring the framework into a professional portfolio for students.

 

Student Voices for EfS in the Business School | Meg Baker (Green Fund Research Co-ordinator, Student Union, UoG): This project aims to strengthen the student voice in the development of EfS in the university’s curriculum with a specific focus on the renewal of the Business School and position of EfS in future academic strategy and curriculum development in Business subjects. It is an exploration of how students can influence the shaping and planning of their learning experiences.

 

The event ended with a session of discussion groups on ‘EfS futures – the role of students and sector bodies in the future of EfS in higher education,’ followed by a plenary discussion.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena | Cover image is from the PDF booklet titled ‘Learning for Sustainable Futures: Supporting pedagogical and professional development’

 

Content is based on the presentations of the day and the UoG booklet titled ‘Learning for Sustainable Futures: Supporting pedagogical and professional development’

 

The news post on the previous year’s workshop held at UoG on 25 June 2013:

Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

 

More…

 

Event programme http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Documents/LFSF%20July2014%20FINAL%20prog.pdf

 

Live projects 2013-14, Learning for Sustainable Futures Scheme | University of Gloucestershire (UoG) http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Pages/LFSFLiveProjects2013-14.aspx

 

Learning for Sustainable Futures Awards | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Pages/default.aspx

 

Sustainability Education | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/Pages/default.aspx

 

Sustainability | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx

 

Academic Development Unit | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/adu/Pages/default.aspx

 

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance document (PDF) http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Education-sustainable-development-Guidance-June-14.pdf

 

The Futures Initiative website| Canterbury Christ Church University http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/exploring-sustainability/

 

Sustainability in Teaching, Research and Consultancy | Royal Agricultural University http://www.rau.ac.uk/the-rau/sustainability-at-the-rau/teaching-research-consultancy

 

Sustainability Elective Module | University of Worcester http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/elective-sustainability.html

 

Susthingsout | University of Worcester http://susthingsout.com/ (digital magazine) | Twitter @susthingsout

 

ESD | United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) http://www.unece.org/env/esd.html

 

University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) http://www.ue4sd.eu/

 

 

ESD posts on LinkedIn (#asiLI)

 

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140606053309-101066234-why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom?

 

Sustainability | A balancing act? Four of them? https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140409090334-101066234-sustainability-a-balancing-act-four-of-them

 

Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions

 

Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140421183727-101066234-sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson

 

Sustainability-oriented quotes and sayings | Twenty gems from Native Americans to Einstein http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140524074906-101066234-sustainability-oriented-quotes-and-sayings-twenty-gems-from-native-americans-to-einstein

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

 

Gloucestershire event | Turning tides in Education for Sustainability (EfS) across higher education

https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/gloucestershire-event-turning-tides-in-education-for-sustainability-efs-across-higher-education/

 

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance to complement UK Quality Code for Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/new-esd-guidance-to-complement-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education/

 

Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

 

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

CONFERENCE: Quality Assurance, Enhancement and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Creating a Framework for Dialogue https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/conference-quality-assurance-enhancement-and-education-for-sustainable-development-esd-creating-a-framework-for-dialogue/

 

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

 

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/unesco-world-conference-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

Informal communication has a key role in sustainability-oriented institutional change, says Green Academy Lead at Worcester https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/informal-communication-has-a-key-role-in-sustainability-oriented-institutional-change-says-green-academy-lead-at-worcester/

 

Sustainability leadership is all around us, says Director SD at Canterbury Christ Church University https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/sustainability-leadership-is-all-around-us-says-director-sd-at-canterbury-christ-church-university/

 

Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/disciplines-speak-sustainability-in-different-languages-says-esd-academic-lead-at-bristol/

 

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/online-learning-is-a-driver-for-sustainability-says-dr-speight-at-hea-nottingham-seminar/

 

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

 

Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/three-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

 

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document for UK higher education goes under consultation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/qaahea-esd-guidance-document-for-uk-higher-education-goes-under-consultation/

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

Times Higher Education Awards 2013: Greenwich wins Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/times-higher-education-awards-2013-greenwich-wins-outstanding-contribution-to-sustainable-development/

 

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

 

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

 

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