In this topic you will be exploring the meaning of sustainability for your practice and how to be a more sustainable educator. Before you can do that, it is necessary to understand the concept of sustainability in an educational context. For example, workload for teachers and students and the ways in which course materials, activities, assessments and class interactions can be structured or designed to support learning which is time and cost-effective and enduring while providing a high quality experience. The six principles of education in
What is Education for? by David Orr is a good place to start your exploration. For example, principle 2: The goal of education is not mastery of subject matter, but of one's person.

All the resources you need for this week can be found on the wiki. I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday 4th May at 2pm for a virtual cup of tea in Elluminate. Sarah


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