Educational outcomes related to sustainability increasingly include a range of competencies and attributes that are best developed through experiential and active learning opportunities.
Using the city as a potential space for learning is one approach that can help us at Plymouth to meet this important educational challenge for our students.
In this Innovation in Pedagogy Café, Alun Morgan will provide us with a useful introduction to the field of place-based learning. This will include an overview of the recent research into this pedagogical approach; providing key points of insight for practitioners to discuss. Roz Birch will then share with us the recent launch of CLASP (Communities Learning About Sustainability in Plymouth) and the variety of opportunities that are emerging across the city for people to be experientially engaged with sustainability education. In keeping with the Innovation in Pedagogy Café series, this workshop will allow for participants to creatively explore with the presenters how Place Based Learning could be integrated into their teaching practice and to also informally network with colleagues from across the university faculties and student services.
Dr Alun Morgan is a Lecturer in Education within the Institute of Education. He has a particular research interest in place-based learning and transformative learning.
Roz Birch is director of the Community Interest Company ‘Growing Sustainable Futures’. This pioneering organisation is dedicated to offering children, young people and organisations the opportunity to build a sustainable community together. Based in Plymouth, Roz has also helped to set up the CLASP network bringing together different agencies and organisations from across the city to explore the range of doorways to sustainability education that we can offer to the community.
This event is open to Plymouth University staff and light refreshments will be available - please book your place via the above link.