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Posts from ACTS: Lesley Stone – a wishlist for EfS

October 16, 2008

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Dr Lesley Stone spoke about a wishlist for tertiary education for sustainability at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference in Christchurch last week.  Lesley is the Envrionmental Coordinator at the University of Auckland.   In her presentation she explored the findings of her 2006 paper “Progress and pitfalls in the provision of tertiary education for sustainable development inNew […]

Posts from ACTS: Neil Barnes

October 7, 2008

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Dr Neil Barns gave one of the keynotes at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference in Christchurch last week.   Barns is the CEO of CPIT, his talk focussed on the challenges and opportunities education for sustainability presents to a tertiary institution.   In short, he describes an approach of developing a vision with the governance […]

“We don’t have to, the other guys do it” – modelling EfS in programmes

August 26, 2008

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Most people we talk with are very happy to include Education for Sustainability in their programmes, perhaps in part due to our Sustainable Practitioner approach. It’s the next step that gets difficult – integrating EfS into individual courses. Here’s a typical response: “Oh yes, that’s very important to us, the hardware people have got it […]

Not caught in Fish’s net

May 13, 2008

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Last night we attended a talk by Stanley Fish entitled “Save the world on your own time – what the university professor should (and shouldn’t) do”. Wrongly assuming the title to be tongue in cheek and meant the opposite, I went along hoping to find some stories to add to 89 reasons. How wrong I […]

Towards Sustainable Practitioners

May 12, 2008

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Nine months ago, Otago Polytechnic set a goal of “that every graduate may think and act as a “sustainable practitioner”. This notion of sustainable practitioner very much puts what we are doing into the context of each discipline. We just had a review session where every head of department told us about progress towards this […]

Yet another binder of stuff to cram in?

November 7, 2007

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At Otago Polytechnic we’re committed to an “every graduate” approach to sustainability. We’re working towards the integration of education for sustainability in every programme by 2009. But are we going about it the right way? sometimes when you are so close to a project, it is hard to see past the gravel to the path […]

Teacher friendly metadata underlies Texan database

October 25, 2007

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Susan Clarke, Rachel Galan are giving a briefing on Texas Tides: Digital Learning Consortium. This is a platform for collaborative retelling of Texan history. It is described as having two sides: a website designed specifically for K12 teaching; and a searchable database of 16,000 digital resources. Is as much an education project as an archives […]