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1 Sarah Cornell & Ricky Lowes Where does university sustainability education belong? This session says everywhere. We showcase one course that demonstrates how sustainability thinking can be included anywhere and one that breaks down disciplinary and departmental barriers. image © 2006 proporta ltd

2 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… sarah.cornell@bristol.ac.uk

3 Teaching SD against the grain Intellectual ownership £ allocation Assessment protocols Timetabling Student access to staff Departmental structures = barriers to team teaching? sarah.cornell@bristol.ac.uk

4 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 sarah.cornell@bristol.ac.uk dialogue reflexiveness diversity

5 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!

6 Discussion points/questions: Institutional or other barriers Right aims for content/learning Validation (subject appeal)


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