Education for Sustainable Development resources

Sustainability with Plymouth University

Wyness, L. (2012) Sustainability in the Curriculum Review: Executive Summary, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University. 


CSF/PedRIO books/chapters and teaching resources

Jones, P., Selby, D. & Sterling, S. (2010) Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice across Higher Education, Earthscan: London & Washington, DC 

Peterson, A. & Warwick, P. (2014) Global Learning and Education. Oxon: Routledge.

Sterling, S., Warwick, P. and Wyness, L. (2015) Understanding approaches to ESD research on teaching and learning in Higher Education. In Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development (edited by Matthias Barth, Marco Reickmann, Ger Michelson and Ian Thomas). Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. DOI: 10.4324/9781315852249

Sterling, S., Maxey, L.
& Luna, H. (2013) The Sustainable University: Progress and Prospects, Earthscan from Routledge: Oxon & New York 

Sterling, S. (2013) The Future Fit Framework: An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE. Higher Education Academy Publication: York. 

Sterling, S. (last revised 2008) Sowing Seeds: How to make your modules a bit more sustainability related, Centre for Sustainable Futures 

Selby, D., Jones, P., & Kagawa, F. (2008) A Big Hairy Audacious Goal: Marketing University Sustainability Credentials, Centre for Sustainable Futures Occasional Paper 1

Wyness, L., Jones, P. and Klapper, R. (2015) Sustainability: what the entrepreneurship educators think, Education + Training, 58: 8/9. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-03-2015-0019

Wyness, L. (ed.) (2015) Education for Sustainable Development Pedagogy: Criticality, Creativity, and Collaboration, PedRIO Occasional Paper 8: Plymouth University.

Wyness, L. (ed.) (2015) Education for Sustainable Development: Towards the Sustainable UniversityPedRIO Occasional Paper 9: Plymouth University.

CSF peer-reviewed articles

Blake, J., Sterling, S. & Goodson, I. (2013) 'Transformative Learning for a Sustainable Future: An Exploration of Pedagogies for Change at an Alternative College', Sustainability, 5, 1-x manuscripts (Open Access http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/5/12/5347)

Peterson, A. & Warwick, P. (2014) 'Service or service learning - a review of recent citizenship teaching and learning accepted educational policies in England'. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 9:3 September 2014

Wyness, L. & Sterling, S. (2015) 'Reviewing the incidence and status of sustainability in degree programmes at Plymouth University', International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 16:2, pp. 237 - 250.

Wyness, L. (2013) 'Talking of citizenship…' Exploring the contribution an intergenerational participatory learning project can make to the promotion of active citizenship in a sustainable community’, Local Environment: International Journal of Sustainability and Justice, 18: 10.

Plymouth University publications

Anderson, A. (2013) ‘‘Together we can save the Arctic’: celebrity advocacy and the Rio Earth Summit 2012’, Celebrity Studies, 4:3, pp. 339-352

Aronsson, J. (2016) 'Transformative sustainability learning within the undergraduate nursing curriculum', Community Practitioner, January 2016.

Aronsson, J. (2013) 'How can SCPHN/school nurses contribute to the sustainability agenda?', Community Practitioner, 86 (7), pp. 38-40.

Cook R., Cutting R. & Summers D. (2010) 'If Sustainability Needs New Values, Whose Values? Initial Teacher Training and the Transition to Sustainability.' In P. Jones, D. Selby and S. Sterling (eds) (2010) Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education. London: Earthscan.

Cotton, D., Winter, J., & Bailey, I. (2012) 'Researching the hidden curriculum: intentional and unintended messages' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, (IFIRST), pp. 1 - 12

Haslett, S., France, D. & Gedye, S. (2012) Pedagogy of Climate Change. Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre: Plymouth, UK.

O’Sullivan, C. (2013) ‘Researching the Sustainable School: the ethics of an ethnographic study’, in Lee, E, Blackmore, C & Seal, E (eds). Research Journeys: revealing the doctoral process. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Murray, P. (2011) The Sustainable Self, Earthscan.

Pan, W., Murray, P., Cotton, D. and Garmston, H. (2012) Integrating Research-informed Teaching into Sustainable Construction Education. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 7:1, pp. 94-117.

Summers, D. (2013) 'Education for Sustainable Development in Initial Teacher Education: From Compliance to Commitment - Sowing the Seeds of Change', Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 7:2, pp. 205–222

Tighe, M., Whiteford, A. & Richardson, J. (2013). ‘Stepping Out’: Enabling Community Access to Green Space through Inter-disciplinary Practice Learning in Plymouth, UK. International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, 1(2), 8-22.

Winter, J., Cotton, D. & Grant, V. (2012) 'Experiencing transformation: A student Perspective' Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 85 – 97

Winter, J. & Cotton, D. (2012) 'Making the hidden curriculum visible: sustainability literacy in higher education', Environmental Education Research, 18:6, pp. 783 - 796

Useful links

The QAA have recently published guidance for HE providers on ESD:
QAA Education for Sustainable Development: Guidance for Higher Education Providers (June 2014)

Exploring Sustainability - informative and engaging website from the Canterbury Christ Church University Futures Initiative, which is a long-term change programme designed to develop understanding about sustainability in academic life. It has been written by Stephen Scoffham and is based on research, scholarship and the practical experience of teaching about sustainability in higher education. 

EAUC Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges - a not-for-profit charity with a membership of over 220 universities and colleges, supporting sustainability within the UK tertiary education sector. Any member of staff or student of Plymouth University can log in and benefit from the many resources and new ideas available about sustainability education around the UK.

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