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Audaciously sustainable

August 30, 2013


The Audacious Student Business Challenge has expanded this year to encourage business for good with a social enterprise category. It has also moved to encourage wider participation with a new crowd-sourcing platform Skulksource. You can encourage the development of sustainable start-ups by voting for the fledgling businesses such as: Spread the Help: Spread your donation […]

Sustainable action points

August 30, 2013


I’m working with a final year Career Practice student – Lily Parker. Lily is interested in the notion of the sustainable practitioner from a career counselling perspective. For her is it is as much about personal understandings – life as a journey as it is about changing work practices. We are producing a set of […]

Sustainable Community Enterprise

August 7, 2012


I’ve been working with an inspiring learner Joe Davy. Here’s our presentation in support of proposal to establish a Sustainable Community Enterprise within Otago Polytechnic. Community sustainableenterprise from Samuel Mann

DIY “Essay”

July 29, 2011


This year I’m teaching Web1 (1 because it is in first year, the subject matter is Web2.0).   The course has a large project that generates 50% of the marks.  Another 30% is for achievement of weekly learning outcomes – this is entirely self and peer assessed through a collaborative learning approach – all their […]

Showcasing what is already great

June 30, 2011


Here’s today’s presentation showcasing what is already great in Education for Sustainability at Otago Polytechnic.   For workshop for Staff Professional Development day, 30th June 2011.  Presenters: Niki Bould, Bridie Lonie, Andy Thompson, Morag MacAuley and Samuel Mann.  Our intention is to show what good things are already happening across the institution in a way […]

Modelling sustainability in the chaotic and unpredictable

June 16, 2011


I’m always on the lookout for ways of engaging people in sustainability.  And I just realised that I have a great tool on my shelf already.  So, here’s something completely different that does that engaging: Fluxx. Fluxx, from Looney Labs is a card game that is all about change. It is a draw-play-discard game in […]

Book launch: The Green Graduate

June 9, 2011


 The challenge: every student graduates able to think and act as a sustainable practitioner, whatever their field. This is the goal Otago Polytechnic set itself and, as one of the main proponents, Samuel Mann became the go-to guy. Here he takes the reader on that journey and in doing so provides the framework for making […]