ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU

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Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so in the future, said Professor David Phoenix, Vice Chancellor at London South Bank University (LSBU) at the first annual conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), held at LSBU on 10 June 2014.

 

Titled ‘ESD London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: A curriculum for sustainability,’ the event brought together educationalists, NGOs and employers with the aim of developing a London-wide community of practice in order to inspire and engage the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It comprised a keynote, speeches, panel Q&A, paper and poster presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and an awards presentation.

 

The day began with a welcome to LSBU (the host institution of the London RCE) by Professor Phoenix. Emphasizing that universities should deliver back to society, he revealed that one of the key priorities of his own institution is civic engagement and, in this endeavour, sustainability would play a key role.

 

Professor Ros Wade (Chair, London RCE), who led the team which achieved accreditation in 2009 from UN University for LSBU to develop the London RCE, presented an introduction to the day. In the past couple of years, London RCE has grown into a network of networks, comprising representatives from education, state, business and civil society from London and beyond. LSBU’s key strength that contributed to this achievement was its Education for Sustainability (EfS) Masters programme. Launched twenty years ago, soon after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, this programme brought together academics and practitioners from Development Education and Environmental Education, with the involvement of Oxfam and WWF.

 

The morning session of the conference comprised a keynote and two speeches:

  • Keynote address | Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Learning to learn for sustainability in higher education: making a difference | Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of ESD and Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University
  • Accelerating change for sustainability in higher education: A UNESCO DESD study | Professor Daniella Tilbury, Dean and Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD

 

Keynote address: Jane Davidson, former Minister for Environment and Sustainability and Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning in Wales, emphasized the need to ‘think global and act local’ in responding to sustainability challenges. Referring to the concept of the ecological footprint, she said that, in the economically developed world, we live as if we had a number of planets to support our lifestyles, but we have got only one. Turning to politics, she observed that elections lead to short term thinking and populism, adversely affecting the sustainability agenda. Moreover, voluntary action is sometimes not enough and an example is the necessity for plastic bag charge legislation. She also stressed that universities themselves need to think differently in the context of the challenge of sustainability.

 

Learning to learn for sustainability in higher education: making a difference: Professor Stephen Sterling outlined some of the challenges that universities face with respect to the sustainability in their curricula and also pathways that have emerged. He observed that the concept of sustainability raises the question of the purpose of higher education. To contribute to sustainability positively, a holistic and transformative education is required. Although a whole institutional approach to change is difficult, it would be effective in the long term. He presented the 4C model, comprising three interlocking circles of Curriculum, Campus and Community, subsumed in a wider circle of Culture, stating that it could be adopted to bring about holistic change. He also reminded that ESD can colour all areas of curricula.

 

Accelerating change for sustainability in higher education: A UNESCO DESD study: Professor Daniella Tilbury said that higher education has a critical role to play in developing a global vision and pathway for sustainable development. Presenting a summary of a global study carried out by the UNESCO, she revealed that, in the past decade, the progress achieved by universities worldwide in lowering carbon footprint of education is higher than that achieved in integrating sustainability into their core business, i.e. education. Moreover, she said that sustainability should form the core of what universities should be doing, not a side product. She noted that there has been much progress in networking and UN University’s global RCE network has helped universities to connect students’ learning to situated communities of practice. She also mentioned the University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) project, which brings together 55 partners (mainly universities) from 33 countries across Europe and beyond to rethink the higher education curriculum with regard to sustainable development.

 

Over twenty papers with ESD-related themes were presented at two workshop sessions with parallel workshops in the morning and in the afternoon. (For a full list, please visit the links below under ‘More….’). Morning workshops were chaired by Dr Hugh Atkinson (LSBU), Margaret Burr (Humanities Education Centre HEC), Shaminder Takhar (LSBU) and Anna Portch (London Environmental Education Forum LEEF). Afternoon workshops were chaired by Dr Hugh Atkinson (LSBU), John Baines (LSBU) and Falko Schmidt.

 

The afternoon session comprised three presentations:

  • Making a Green Impact through ESD | Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager, National Union of Students (NUS)
  • How to implement ESD within Higher Education via NUS Green Impact – a best practice example | Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator) and Chris Willmore (ESD Academic Lead) from the University of Bristol
  • ESD in Further Education | Esin Esat, Director of Sustainability, Bedford College

 

Jo Kemp said that students are saying sustainability is important. She revealed that the NUS is engaging students in sustainability in diverse ways, such as fun and collaboration (e.g. Students Switch Off, Students Eats), enabling action (e.g. Snap It Off) and working with and across institutions and communities (e.g. Students Green Fund, Green Impact).

 

Aisling Tierney and Chris Willmore presented the Bristol University’s ESD model, which comprises four circles comprising formal, informal and subliminal curriculum (estates) and research, subsumed by a wider circle of community. They revealed that ESD at Bristol hasn’t got committees but only a network, enabling experimentation, quick action and bottom-up approach. Willmore said sustainability should be fun, about celebration and about giving ownership (Don’t tell students, etc, what to do; ask what their next step is).

 

Esin Esat presented an overview on ESD in further education and said that the most important for the future of ESD in further education is student and staff engagement.

 

Among the other presentations were:

  • Providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future | Harry Scrope (Brompton Dock)
  • The UN Global Compact and Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) | David Clemson (LSBU, Copernicus Alliance and PRME) and John Peters (Greenleaf Publishing)
  • Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and Green Gown Awards | Fiona Goodwin (EAUC)
  • Journal contributions | Andrew Jones (Editor of the journal Local Economy)

 

Lynn Vickery (LSBU and Co-ordinator, London RCE) presented the awards for the best paper and poster submissions.

 

The London RCE organised the conference in partnership with 4 All of Us and the event was supported by the EAUC, the London Universities Environmental Group (LUEG), NUS, Change Agents UK, Greenleaf Publishing, PRME, Brompton Dock and Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network.

 

The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network on ESD, comprising over 100 RCEs worldwide.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

 

More…

 

ESD LondonConference 2014: Website http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/esdlondon

 

Conference content (i.e. presentation slides) http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/conference-content/

 

Morning Workshops | A list of papers http://static.squarespace.com/static/5244912be4b0bb82cd89b8b4/t/5391a3f9e4b02afd69359758/1402053625648/Papers%20programme%20am.pdf

 

Afternoon Workshops | A list of papers http://static.squarespace.com/static/5244912be4b0bb82cd89b8b4/t/538da317e4b07ce1991d5eb9/1401791255435/Papers%20programme%20pm.pdf

 

London RCE | Main website http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/ | News website http://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/\ Twitter http://twitter.com/rcelondon

 

UN University website | ESD page http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=54 | Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=1849&ddlID=183

 

The RCE Network http://www.rce-network.org/portal/home

 

4 All of Us http://www.4allofus.org.uk/

 

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

 

Green Impact, National Union of Students (NUS) http://www.green-impact.org.uk/

 

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network http://www.opalexplorenature.org

 

Local Economy journal http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202011

 

 

Related ESD posts on LinkedIn | #asiLI (on Twitter)

 

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

 

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) London Conference 2014: Call for Papers https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/education-for-sustainable-development-esd-london-conference-2014-call-for-papers/

 

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/

 

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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/

 

 

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

 

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ESD London Conference | Supporting Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability

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The first annual conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), titled ‘ESD London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: A curriculum for sustainability, will take place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 10 June 2014.

 

Organised in partnership with 4 All of Us, a social enterprise event organization, and supported by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the London Universities Environmental Group (LUEG) and Green Impact of the National Union of Students (NUS), the event will bring together educationalists, NGOs and employers with the aim of developing a London-wide community of practice in order to inspire and engage the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It will comprise a keynote, speeches, a panel Q&A, paper and poster presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and an awards presentation.

 

The day will begin with a welcome by Professor David Phoenix (Vice Chancellor, LSBU) and an introduction to the day by Professor Ros Wade (Chair, London RCE).

 

They will be followed by a keynote and two speeches:

  • Keynote | Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Plymouth University
  • Professor Daniella Tilbury, Dean and Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD

 

Among the other presenters are:

  • Harry Scrope, Managing Director, Brompton Dock | Providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future
  • Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager | Making a Green Impact through ESD
  • Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator) and Chris Willmore (ESD Academic Lead) from the University of Bristol | How to implement ESD within Higher Education via NUS Green Impact – a best practice example
  • Esin Esat, Director of Sustainability, Bedford College | ESD in Further Education

 

Over twenty papers on ESD related themes will be presented.

 

The formal proceedings will be followed by Green Cabaret performance by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Moreover, Andrew Jones, Editor of the journal Local Economy, will deliver a brief presentation.

 

The event will come to a close with a drinks reception and an awards presentation for the best paper and poster submissions.

 

The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network on ESD, comprising 127 RCEs worldwide (as in February 2014).

 

Image created from the conference website and the logos of London RCE and UN University’s RCE network

 

More…

ESD London Conference 2014: Website http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/esdlondon

London RCE: Main website http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/ | News website http://londonrcenews.wordpress.com  | Twitter http://twitter.com/rcelondon

UN University website: ESD page http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=54 | Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=1849&ddlID=183

4 All of Us http://www.4allofus.org.uk/

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

Green Impact, National Union of Students (NUS) http://www.green-impact.org.uk/

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network http://www.opalexplorenature.org

Local Economy journal http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202011

International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals../view-Journal,id=133/

 

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) London Conference 2014: Call for Papers

LRCE-UNU-logos-110923Papers are invited for the forthcoming conference Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: a curriculum for sustainability, which will be held at London South Bank University on 10 June 2014. This will be the first Annual Conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on ESD, organised in partnership with 4 All of Us, a social enterprise event organization.

Bringing together educationalists, NGOs and employers, the conference aims to develop a London wide community of practice, with a view of inspiring and engaging the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It will comprise keynotes, panel Q&A, paper presentations, industry sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

Three speakers have already confirmed attendance:

  • Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Plymouth University
  • Professor Daniella Tilbury, Director (Sustainability), University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD

Two types of papers are welcome for submission:

  • Shared practice papers, which will outline and reflect on examples of course development and practice in individual subject areas or across disciplines
  • Issue based papers, which will examine a key issue of our times (e.g. climate change, war and conflict, social justice) in relation sustainable development and critically examine the implications for course development and curriculum

Requirements and key dates:

  • Abstracts (maximum 250 words) by 15 January  2014
  • Final draft (maximum 3500 words) by 15 April 2014

Papers will be eligible for consideration for a specialist edition of the journal Local Economy.

The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network, comprising 117 worldwide (as in November 2013).

 

More…

ESD London Conference website http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/

London RCE: Main website http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/ | News website http://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/ | Twitter http://twitter.com/rcelondon

UN University website: ESD page http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=54 | Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=1849&ddlID=183

4 All of Us: http://www.4allofus.org.uk/

Local Economy journal http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202011

 

ESD-related posts on the satellite websites of the Sustainable University One-stop Shop

Blog/ reflective diary

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

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/

 

News

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/

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 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/

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/

 

The suite of Sustainable University websites: Sustainable University One-stop Shop | News and Information | Research | Good Practice | Quotes | Blog | Diary | Micro-blog (@sustainableuni1 on Twitter)

‘Sharing for a Sustainable World’ #SSW on http://twitter.com/sustainableuni1 & http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/

Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education: Engaging Communities of Learning in Change for Sustainability

GUNi-eventRio+20 Treaty on Higher Education: Engaging Communities of Learning in Change for Sustainability, a side event of the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education  organised by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), will be held at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona on 13 May 2013.

 

This event, co-organised by COPERNICUS Alliance and the United Nations University Advanced Studies Institute (UNU IAS), through its Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) initiative, aims to discuss the Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education and to share innovative practice in sustainability in higher education.

 

The participants can select one panel from each of the following two groups:

  • Whole institution approach to sustainable development; Social responsibility
  • Learning for sustainable development; Community engagement and outreach

 

The plenary will be on ‘Leading transformational change in higher education.’

 

The event’s outcome will be a publication to be launched at the end of the year.

 

Image from Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education website

 

More…

 

The suite of Sustainable University websites: Sustainable University One-stop Shop, News and Information, Research, Good Practice, Quotes and Facts, Blog and Micro-blog (@sustainableuni1 on Twitter)

Kingston hosts London RCE partners’ meeting

Kingston University London hosted a meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 8 June 2012.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including Kingston University, University of East London (UEL) and Queen Mary University of London, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is part of the 100-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

The suite of Sustainable University websites: Sustainable University One-stop Shop, News and Information, Publications, Good Practice, Quotes and Facts, and Micro-blog (Twitter)

UEL hosts London RCE partners’ meeting (Feb 2012)

The University of East London (UEL) hosted a meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 24 February 2012.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including UEL, Kingston and Queen Mary University of London, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is part of the 100-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

The next partners meeting will be hosted by Kingston University in June 2012.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

 

The suite of Sustainable University websites: Sustainable University One-stop Shop, News and Information, Publications, Good Practice, Micro-blog (Twitter)

UEL hosts London RCE partners’ meeting

The University of East London (UEL) hosted 2011’s last meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 9 December 2011.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including Kingston, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is also a member of the 88-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena