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As part of our enhanced range of member benefits for the 2019/20 academic year, we are running a series of webinars which cover the themes of ‘facing the future’ and ‘global perspectives’, and will focus on creating and sharing new knowledge as well as an opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues from Advance HE member institutions globally.
The final webinar Facing the Future series is entitled ‘In an era of ‘climate emergency’, is it timely for us to re-examine the embedding of sustainability in higher education curricula? ’. The objective is to provide thought-provoking, forward-looking ideas and to stimulate discussion on sustainability with Higher Education.
In this webinar, free to all those who work at an Advance HE member institution, we will consider the question:
"In the era of a ‘climate emergency’, is it timely for us to re-examine the embedding of sustainability in higher education curricula? What does sustainability in the curriculum mean and involve and are there any lessons that can be learned from the handling of the on-going pandemic that can be applied here?"
Do efforts to promote teaching about sustainability and environmental priorities need to be intensified? And do we need to do so more consistently across all disciplines? Conversely, would such actions be intrusive, reducing learners’ opportunities to become experts in their chosen disciplines?
These important issues will be considered by our expert panel:
- Professor Jim Longhurst with Dr Kate Mori
- Quinn Runkle
- Professor Zoe Robinson
- Chaired by Dr Patrick Baughan (Advance HE).
At Advance HE, we want our member benefits to be accessible to as many of our members as possible. All webinars in the Connect Event Series are recorded and available to watch at your convenience via the member benefits group on Advance HE Connect.
All those joining the webinar will be invited to take part in the discussion.
Ahead of the event, ready Dr Patrick Baughan's blog.