Kia ora koutou
Here we are two weeks out from Christmas and busy busy. Three new courses and a resource to develop, but no panic there is always time to post a blog, eh Leigh!
Education for Sustainability is a staff development course aimed to upskill staff on what EfS actually is and how it can be implemented. It involves approximately 6 readings with questions and discussion after each. This is a great opportunity for all - literally as it's all online and freely available on the wiki - to think about how they as educators can educate for sustainability within their subject area.
Sustainable Practice 1 and 2 will be run initially for the Tourism and Travel students, but are generic courses open to the whole polytech. Sustainable Practice 1 is an introduction to Sustainability and is very student driven. Sustainable Practice 2 is industry/subject specific where students look at how they are practice sustainably within their profession. Personally I am looking forward to some interaction with the student population again. It will be interesting to see where students are at with the sustainability issue, student directed/negotiated work and action oriented learning!
The resource being developed by Sam Mann and myself is intended to support staff in integrating sustainable practice into their teaching.
As for the photo. That's me showing off my nappy free baby. He does wear pants most of the time, but not a nappy in site during the day. I guess that's applicable to Midwifery and their Sustainable Development paper! Cheers. Have a great Christmas and New Year break, with lots of fun family time and recreation. Love anna :)