A seminar, titled ‘Educating global citizens: Green Academy as a vehicle for students and staff partnerships for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),’ will take place at the University of Southampton on 25 February 2014.
Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), this event will bring together national experts, students and staff with an interest in exploring sustainable development in the curriculum. It will build on the solid body of evidence that students believe sustainability should be covered by their university, as revealed by the HEA/NUS (National Union of Students) research on student attitudes to sustainability.
The day’s focus will be to provide a platform for students and staff to work together to shape the embedding of ESD within the teaching and learning of topic areas not traditionally associated with ESD.
The event will also provide a platform for exploring the use of technology, the campus as a living lab, and extra-curricular learning in the context of ESD. It intends to cover areas such as exploring curriculum design and learning materials, enhancing student employability and graduate capabilities, and potential open educational resources.
The event will begin with a national perspective on ESD by Simon Kemp (Sustainability Action Chair University of Southampton). It will feature two keynotes, by Charlotte Taylor (NUS) and Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University). A session led by the University of Southampton Students’ Union and Sustainability Action Programme will cover Student-Staff Partnerships for Sustainability at Southampton. Another session, by Simon Kemp, Jessica Lobo, Julia Kendal from the University of Southampton, will simulate a Sustainability Development Goals Summit. The event will also feature two more speakers, namely Felix Spira (Rootability) and Julie Wintrup (University of Southampton).
Attendance is free and 60 places are available on first-come, first-served basis. Please register online (see link below).
Image created from logos of the HEA and the University of Southampton
Event webpage (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN972_Southampton
Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk
Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (Report)
ESD page on the HEA website http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development
Sustainability Action Programme, University of Southampton http://www.southampton.ac.uk/sustainabilityaction/index.page
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