The Education for Sustainability Swirl.
In this topic you will be exploring the meaning of sustainability for your teaching practice and for your learners. This includes thinking about the 'greening' of education, and how to create a lot out with the smallest possible a footprint. Sustainable approaches influence student and teacher workloads and are strongly linked to open education resources (OER) and practices (OEP). You need to figure out how you can be a more sustainable educator. It is also about using teaching approaches that support effective pedagogy and action competence: Co-operative learning, Inquiry learning, Experiential learning and Reflection. Some principles are general to all teachers (e.g., workloads and definitions of OER) and others will be specific to your context (e.g., embedding principles of sustainability specific to your discipline, and using open resources).  Read more on the course wiki.

Look for a summary of participants' activities - coming soon.


  1. Lorraine Watson said...

    Trying this out for the first time. Am slowly wrapping my head around this sustainable education, and intrigued where the reading and searches take me. Sustainability and health have a strong link, and of course as global warming takes place the effects on those who live in the tropics are grossly affected with increases in all sorts of health risks.

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