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Audaciously sustainable

August 30, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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 […]