Education for Sustainable Development
This WIHEA Learning Circle has now closed
ITLR is now integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a common theme, and an ESD network is being hosted within the School for Cross-Faculty Studies. The aim is for this network to expand the reach of this important topic to staff and students across the University, encompassing more people from a variety of academic and non-academic departments, and contributing to the University’s Education Strategy. As a result, the WIHEA Learning Circle has now closed, and looks forward to the next steps in the ESD journey at Warwick.
Given the climate emergency and the need to live in a more sustainable world, this Learning Circle aimed at embedding sustainability in the University curriculum, in line with the UoW wider commitment to sustainabilityLink opens in a new window.
Sustainability is rapidly making its way into teaching and learning as well as in many other aspects of our lives such as social justice and economic development. Led by Lory Barile (Economics), the focus of this learning circle was to inform the institution on how to embed sustainable development in the curriculum and ensure that sustainability skills are co-developed by learners and educators.
Members of the Learning Circle, in consultation with key stakeholders and the wider Warwick community:
- Reviewed existing approaches to sustainability in the curriculum across the University.
- Investigated examples of best practice across the sector relevant to embedding sustainability into HE.
- Created a collaborative community and a network of practitioners to explore how we can innovate and build on what we are doing already to tackle the sustainability challenges that we are facing.
- Produced guidance for teaching and professional services staff on creating a more sustainable learning and working environment.
- Identified ways climate justice pedagogy can inform inclusive education and explore possible mechanisms to embed them together across the University.
Given the complexity of the climate crisis, this learning circle adopted an interdisciplinarity approach to ensure that the localised expertise across Warwick was drawn upon to contribute to our response to climate change and promoted knowledge exchange and integration for students and staff.
Learning Circle Members:
- Lazaros Andronis
- Freeha Azmat
- Lory Barile (lead)
- Lewis Beer
- Isabel Fisher
- Modupe Olufunmilayo Jimoh
- Nancy Olson
- Zeina Rihawi
- Evelin Sanderson-Nichols
- Jessica Savage
- Farrah Vogel-Javeri
- Naomi Waltham-Smith