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Yet another binder of stuff to cram in?

November 7, 2007


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


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 […]

Best transformative resources for sustainability?

August 25, 2007


Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves is the Executive Director of the The Natural Edge Project. He sent us these open source education materials. Their whole system design suite gives a comprehensive introduction to whole system design approach as the basis for transformative action. Education for Sustainability has to be more than “bolt on” environmental papers in existing […]

Committed to an “Every Graduate” approach to Education for Sustainability

August 23, 2007


In April this year Otago Polytechnic Academic Board approved the development of core capabilities. “Sustainability” is one of these capabilities (along with literacy, numeracy etc). Yesterday, Academic Board agreed to an implementation plan to ensure that every graduate may think and act as a “sustainable practitioner” (both thinking and acting highlighting the balance between cognitive […]

10 kinds of people: Sustainable practitioners and the guzzlers

July 26, 2007


The world is made up of 10 kinds of people: those who are sustainable practitioners and those who aren’t (OK, old computing joke). Suggesting that there are only two groups is clearly far too simplistic, but we need to know where people are so that we can work with them for the better. The fourth […]