Presentation on theme: "Sarah Cornell & Ricky Lowes Where does university sustainability education belong? This session says everywhere. We showcase one course that demonstrates."— Presentation transcript:
One course Two successful years Three lectures each Four faculties …Five, if you count Estates Ten or more teachers 60+ students Teaching team: Anthony Hoare - human geographer Sarah Cornell - environmental scientist Chris Willmore - lawyer Chris MacLeod - historian Nick Lieven - engineer John Morgan - educationalist Andrew Pickering - economist Chris Bertram - philosopher Suzi Wells - IT whizz Karen Gallagher - energy manager Siobhan Harris - chief organiser (and others) Teaching SD against the grain …podcasting, online tutorials, joint seminars, cross-cutting topics, local issues…
Teaching SD against the grain Intellectual ownership £ allocation Assessment protocols Timetabling Student access to staff Departmental structures = barriers to team teaching?
Teaching SD against the grain Getting team teaching to work - an exercise in sustainability itself Strong multi-disciplinary ethos Common framing - socio-ecological system UNIV10001 endorsed by Pro-VC (official convenor) Viable to distribute course income pro-rata Flexibility and innovation in delivering course dialogue reflexiveness diversity
My worldview is not subjective or arbitrary - just partial Post-Normal science - carries an awareness of the limitations of a single viewpoint in understanding complex systems Thank you!
Discussion points/questions: Institutional or other barriers Right aims for content/learning Validation (subject appeal)