The Centre for Sustainable Futures is hosting sustainability education workshops that will provide colleagues with the creative opportunity to consider innovative teaching and learning practice drawing from both internal and national/international presenters. These café styled events will provide participants contact with new resources and a supportive and dialogic learning space.
6 June: The Sustainable and Global Citizen - intercultural communication
This interactive workshop draws from the expertise of Ricky Lowes from the Plymouth Business School to practically explore how we can support students to develop intercultural communication. Using a range of activities and exercises participants will be given experience of approaches as well as information on key areas of consideration for their own professional development in this important area of global citizenship and sustainable development. This workshop will also help participants to consider the connections with the Plymouth Compass and also the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiative.
For more information, contact Paul Warwick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ricky Lowes (email@example.com).
Date to be confirmed: Wild pedagogies for sustainable education
This one day event (postponed from 4 July) will provide staff with the opportunity for first hand immersion in nature and landscape in order to creatively consider the potential for incorporating outdoor learning elements into our sustainability education work with students.
Using this experiential approach participants will be able to consider together:
- What are the core elements to a wild pedagogical approach?
- What is there about wild learning experiences that our students could value?
- How can we incorporate this natural place-based approach into different disciplines in a way that is engaging and relevant?
- What are the barriers and obstacles for us putting wild pedagogies into practice in higher education?
Participants will experience first-hand the nature, benefits and challenges for using outdoor learning environments, identify key elements behind a wild pedagogical and identify potential strategies for future innovation in this area.
For more information and details of when this event will run, please contact Paul Warwick (firstname.lastname@example.org).