Soundings in Sustainability Literacy - A National ESD Swap Shop 21.11.08

Date: 21 November 2008

Venue: University of Gloucestershire

Soundings in Sustainability Literacy is an exploratory event where sustainability educators from across the country will gather to generate new insights into two crucial questions:

  • what sustainability skills do graduates need to deal with the challenges of the 21st century?
  • what active learning techniques can help them gain those skills?

The insights will be transformed into a concrete and practical book and video resource which will help inform the embedding of sustainability literacy skills across higher education. The event will be held at the University of Gloucestershire in a solarium overlooking a lake and includes an organic, local and season lunch. The facilitation method will make use of speed networking and Open Space to encourage a dynamic exchange among participants and it promises to be a highly stimulating day.

Arising from the event, The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy will be printed on recycled paper and will contain short chapters by participants on sustainability literacy skills such as systems thinking, values clarification, identity reflection, permaculture design, ecoliteracy skills, and a range of other skills that students will need to lead their lives, businesses, and societies within the new realities of the 21st century.

The event is open to all educators who would like to participate and contribute chapters to The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy. There is no charge for this event.

To book a place, please save a copy of the booking form below, fill it out, and send it to Seek Pang

Funded by the HEA
Funded by the HEA

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