Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fwd: New and recent ESD publications from the HEA, NUS, Prof Stephen Sterling, and Dr Alex Ryan

Dear colleagues,    As many of you will be aware, the HEA & NUS have just published the second report on Student Attitudes and Skills for Sustainable Development.  The findings reinforce, and in many cases strengthen, the landmark key outcomes of the first study published in 2011.  Headlines include:  Over two thirds of 2011 first and second-year respondents, as in 2010 (70%), believe that sustainability should be covered by their university  There is a continued preference among students for a reframing of curriculum content rather than additional content or courses  Two-thirds of respondents would sacrifice £1000 from their salary to work in a responsible company    The report can be downloaded from: www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/esd/Student_attitudes_towards_and_skills_for_sustainable_development.pdf      Colleagues should also be aware of the following valuable resources published by the Higher Education Academy during the past month that are also available for download:    The Future Fit Framework: an introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE, by Professor Stephen Sterling:  http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/esd/The_Future_Fit_Framework.pdf    Education for Sustainable Development and Holistic Curriculum Change, by Dr Alex Ryan:  http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/esd/ESDandHolisticCurriculumChange_review_and_guide.pdf      Please do circulate these excellent resources widely to your colleagues and through your networks.    Best wishes,  Simon    Simon Kemp  Academic Lead, Education for Sustainable Development  Higher Education Academy      This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies. Please do not disclose, copy, or distribute information in this email nor take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this message has gone astray before deleting it. Please note that views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Higher Education Academy. Please note that this e-mail has been created in the knowledge that Internet e-mail is not a secure communications medium. We advise that you understand and observe this lack of security when e-mailing us. Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are actually virus free. The Higher Education Academy Registered No 4930131  


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