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1 Passages to India: Reflections on…. Carolyn Roberts and James Derounian Centre for Active Learning University of Gloucestershire U.K. CeAL Seminar Series, University of Gloucestershire, February 2007

2 Definition ‘The University of Gloucestershire supports the definition of sustainable development as proposed by the Brundtland Report (WCED, 1987) “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”’

3 Sustainable Development ‘underpins each of the University’s strategic priorities and informs all elements of University life. The University promotes sustainable development, locally and globally, through teaching, research, knowledge transfer and the general conduct of its business.’

4 Definition continued.. ‘Sustainable development is recognised internationally and by the UK Government as having four main components, namely Social progress which recognises the needs of everyone Effective protection of the environment Prudent use of natural resources Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment’

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8 University of Madras Mission Statement

9 James’ paper

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11 Environmental sustainability?

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13 Sustainable transport?

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16 Nuclear Power Stations in India

17 Recycling and waste management

18 Technology for sustainable water management

19 Water quality issues

20 Cultural Sustainability?

21 Traditional art and culture

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25 Contemporary culture

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27 Not sure we should have included these…

28 Cultural imperialism?

29 Economic sustainability?

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34 Social sustainability?

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36 Contrasts

37 Mobile technology and social mobility

38 Tsunami 26th December 2004

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41 After the tsunami

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43 Post tsunami housing

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45 Rebuilding in the coastal zone

46 A final note on active learning

47 Please look at our website nability/index.cfm ‘Making a difference’


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