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Webinar: Sustainability education and training

Thursday 27 January 2011, 5pm GMT

A free webinar from Earthscan – presented by the authors of Sustainability Education, Engineering Education & Sustainable Development and The Sustainable Self – highlights innovative ideas and strategies for embedding sustainability in curricula and professional development:

  • An overview of higher education’s response to the sustainability agenda;
  • Innovative and working approaches for embedding sustainability in curricula;
  • A ‘whole of institution’ strategy for rapid curriculum renewal;
  • Techniques to align core values with working and living sustainably.

Register now for this free webinar – Thursday 27 January 2011 / 17:00 (UK time – GMT), 12:00 (EST), 9:00 (PST)

Can’t make the date? If you register for the event, you will be sent the archived version the following day.

More about the Earthcast

Universities are grappling with sustainability policies and greening of their campuses, and educators face the challenge of transforming curricula and teaching and learning practices. Inaddition to the above points, Stephen Sterling, Cheryl Desha and Paul Murray will discuss consider:

  • What is the response of higher education to Education for Sustainability (EfS) and what should it be?
  • Why is the higher education sector facing a time lag dilemma in curriculum renewal for EfS?
  • How can the sector catch up with the rest of society’s transition to SD?
  • Where are the best ideas and practices, and what issues remain?
  • The case for ‘personalising’ education for sustainability;
  • How to promote personal engagement.

“Higher education institutions are in a race to equip graduates to deal with 21st Century challenges – and opportunities. Our future education leaders will be those who make rapid curriculum renewal towards education for sustainability a priority, throughout their institutions.”
Engineering Education & Sustainable Development (Earthscan:2011)

About the speakers

Cheryl Desha is a member of The Natural Edge Project, a sustainability think-tank which operates as a collaborative partnership for research, education, and policy development on innovation for sustainable development.

She is co-author of the book Engineering Education and Sustainable Development: Guide to Rapid Curriculum Renewal in Higher Education (Earthscan:2011)

Stephen Sterling is Professor of Sustainability Education, Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Centre for Sustainable Futures University of Plymouth, United Kingdom.

He is an editor of the book Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice across Higher Education (Earthscan: 2010)

Paul Murray is Associate Professor in Sustainable Construction and Sustainability at the University of Plymouth, England. He devised the UK’s first undergraduate degrees in Environmental Building and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2004 by the Higher Education Academy for his outstanding contribution to teaching excellence.

He is author of The Sustainable Self: A Personalised Approach to Sustainability Education (Earthscan 2011)

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