Category: Curriculum

Are students learning about sustainability at your university – benchmark them to find out.

Designing a benchmarking tool This post explains the development of a semi-automated benchmark tool to review how embedded sustainability is into university research and the undergraduate curriculum.  It also maps it to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s, a collection of 17 goals to make the world more sustainable. Undertaken by students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts… Read more →

Measuring Sustainable Development Research in a University

International frameworks and the UK Research Councils highlight the need for Sustainable Development Research  to inform policy making, science and technology, yet indicators to measure this activity in universities are only slowly emerging. Kingston University’s first attempt to establish a practical methodology for an Sustainable Development Research indicators based on a highly replicable desk-based study. Visiting students from Worcester Polytechnic… Read more →

A snapshot of sustainability at the University of Worcester

On the 28th June 2018, photography student Martha Dunning from the University of the West of England (UWE) visited the sustainability department at the University of Worcester as part of a project documenting office life. The following account outlines her findings and reflections. During my visit to the University of Worcester I had the opportunity of meeting Katy Boom, Director… Read more →

Sustainable Education Sector Report 2017

University and College leaders recognise sustainability as priority but fail to deliver Sustainable Education sector report 2017 from the National Union of Students (NUS), Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), University and College Union (UCU), Association of Colleges (AoC) and the College Development Network (CDN). The research shows 1 in 3 respondents reported sustainability as a strategic priority for… Read more →

Citizens needs key competencies to meet SDG’s

There is a new discourse emerging within the education and learning for sustainability community, which argues that citizens need to have certain key competencies that allow them to engage constructively and responsibly with an increasingly complex and unsustainable world. As one recent authorative UNESCO report suggests; ”competencies describe the specific attributes individuals need for action and self-organization in various complex… Read more →