CIRE - Student Capital: Green Capital ‘Reflective Action’ - Forging Links Between Student Informal Activity and Curriculum Learning for Sustainability

24 February 2015, 12.00 PM - 24 February 2015, 1.15 PM

Dr Chris Willmore, University Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Bristol

Room 3.18, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square

Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education

The seminar will look at issues around linking student activism and curriculum learning for sustainability, with a particular focus upon the HEFCE funded Bristol Green Capital project Student Capital: Green Capital.

The UNESCO GAP commitment identified the need to move from pockets of excellence to whole institution approaches to education for sustainability. This paper uses research carried out at Bristol and elsewhere to explore challenges for HESS in building relationships between formal curricular structures and informal activity by students, and   in particular at the merits of embedding engaged student activity focused upon real world problems into formal learning to provide active learning for sustainability. It offers a framework for mapping the key areas of challenge for institutions seeking to move from isolated areas of good practice to institution wide adoption of reflective engaged learning for sustainability.

It will also provide an overview of the HEFCE funded Student Capital: Green Capital project, and how we can engage with that project.

Contact information

Marcia Shah ms12420@bristol.ac.uk

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