Education for Sustainable Development workshops

CELT in collaboration with Special Collections and Science and the Environment  are offering a number of workshops on key themes relating to Education for Sustainable Development. Please click on the link to see the sessions on offer and to book a place http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cpd/eventsbytopic.php?topic=ESD. They are open to any academic, professional and technical services staff in student facing roles.

For information here is the link to the entire workshop programme, in case other sessions are of interest http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/tale/index.php .

Festival of Social Science event at Manchester Metropolitan University

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‘Deal with each other in the spirit of Ubuntu’

Place: Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX Reception tel: +44 (0) 161 247 2646

Time: 2-5pm

Date: 9th November 2016

This creative programme of activity brings together a world-class social scientist with students from Manchester universities and two community artists. An exhibition, a walking tour, and creation of a collaborative artwork, will help to create a unique experience themed around global citizenship and the idea of ‘community’ that will shine a light on the ways in which social sciences and the creative arts can come together.

This event is completely free and open to all.

Please use the following link to sign up to attend:

http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cpd/viewcourse.php?unit_id=234

 

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti: Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, at the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Vanessa has extensive experience working across sectors internationally in areas of education related to international development, global citizenship, indigeneity and social accountability.  Her work combines poststructuralist and postcolonial concerns in examining educational discourses and designing viable pedagogical pathways to address problematic patterns of international engagements, flows and representations of inequality and difference in education. Many of her publications are available at: https://ubc.academia.edu/VanessadeOliveiraAndreotti.

Kerry Morrison – Environment Artist and In-Situ Director

Kerry Morrison merges art with ecology to produce intriguing interventions in the everyday landscape of our urban lives. Through a conspicuous process of walking, talking, listening, drawing, collecting, and performance, she explores people’s connections with the environment: how we move through it, take from it, and add to it. Her approach is durational and transitory whereby art is a verb: a process of action, dialogue, and performative patterns resulting in new, shared experiences and unfolding narratives. She co-founded InSitu, a not-for-profit artist-led organization based in Pendle, East Lancashire. In Situ nurtures into existence art that addresses local issues with the aim to make a positive difference to people’s lives and the environment.

Mary Courtney – visual artist and poet

“I like to experiment with drawing and different visual art forms, to play with words and ideas and bring out creativity in others”.

Mary has been artist in residence at Warwick University Chemistry Department during 2016, leading art workshops for staff and students and scripting and producing a chem-art film called “Planet Biscuit: Into the Micronosphere”. She’s organised giant community map-making events, with hundreds of participants, including the “Mappa Magnificellaneous” this year. Art-poetry combinations have been exhibited at Compton Verney, Tate Modern and MediaCityUK. She has received poetry awards from the National Poetry Competition, the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine and Cambridge University.

 

For more details contact:

Alicia Prowse at Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University, a.prowse@mmu.ac.uk

Valeria Vargas at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, v.vargas@mmu.ac.uk

Susan Brown, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Susan.A.Brown@manchester.ac.uk

Audiovisual material in teaching – ESD-

You are warmly invited to attend the next Sustainability in the Curriculum meeting  (Manchester Met in collaboration with UoM)

on 

Wednesday, 22nd June,  2 to 4pm Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Room JD E419

 

 

We will be exploring with Dr Vitalia Kinakh (School of Dentistry)  how audiovisual material (video clips, films and images) can be used to present/engage students with sustainability issues. Dr Kinakh will  discuss how she  is using audio visual materials to present sustainability related issues  in dentistry.

You are invited to ‘bring’ to this meeting any audiovisual materials you (staff and students)  use for the purpose of engaging others with sustainability issues. These will form a part of our explorations.

 

Discussion questions may include the following (alongside any questions/related topics that you would like to discuss in relation to this topic):

  •       Do educators from different faculties/schools make use of audiovisual resources in their teaching to illustrate issues of sustainability?
  •       Does the use of audiovisual resources help students to make emotional connection to sustainability?
  •    Who should be responsible for selecting audiovisual resources for use in lectures/ seminars?

 

Hope to see you there. All welcome, staff and students

You are warmly invited to attend the next Education for Sustainable Development meeting on 

18th May 2.30 to 4.30pm Simon Building (University of Manchester) Room 5.05

All interested staff & students welcome to attend

 

Roundview
The RoundView

The RoundView is an ongoing research project and initiative led by Dr. Joanne Tippett at the University of Manchester. The subject of this work is the knowledge, skills, and behaviours that are needed in order to create sustainable solutions and development, locally and globally. Simple, accessible models of sustainability and of the systemic changes that can lead us in that direction have been developed together with hands-on tools and resources for teaching and training them. This workshop will introduce the RoundView framework and also discuss how it has been used to promote critical thinking and exploration in a range of teaching settings – from post-graduate to primary school settings.

key component of the RoundView framework is a clear and powerful model of how ecosystems and ecological cycles work to provide our ‘Global Life Support System’. This can be viewed as our ‘Big Heritage’ – the heritage of our species, globally, which forms the essential context for our society, culture and economy. This workshop will also discuss current work with the Great Manchester Wetlands Project to trial the RoundView as a means for motivating a wide range of community members and stakeholders to get involved in regenerating the post-industrial landscape between Manchester and Wigan.

 

 

 

The role of education institutions in tackling climate change

Friday 13th May, University of Manchester, 11am-3.30pm. A UCU / NUS event exploring the role of education institutions in tackling climate change in the light of the Paris global agreement, focussing on education, research and finance. Speakers include Lisa Nandy MP (Shadow Energy Minister) and Energy UK.

Source: The role of education institutions in tackling climate change

Education for Sustainable Development- joint meeting- Manchester Met and University of Manchester

The Sustainability in the Curriculum Community of Practice

and

Manchester Met Education Sustainable Development Steering Group

 

warmly invites you to the next meeting on

carbon literacy

Wednesday, 20th April from 2pm to 4pm in University Place (UoM), Room 6.206

 

Dr Chris Stone (MMU) and Lucy Millard (UoM) will discuss current and prospective activities relating to the Carbon Literacy Project: http://www.carbonliteracy.com/ .

 

Chris Stone will present an overview and evaluation assessment of an innovative ‘carbon literacy’ (CL) education and training programme delivered to undergraduate students studying MMU postgraduate degree programmes in 2014-15.  Lucy Millard will talk about initial plans for a carbon literacy accreditation scheme for staff at the UoM.

 

As is usual in these meetings there will be opportunities for discussion around the theme.

 

The Sustainability in the Curriculum Community aims to help share understandings and teaching ideas around sustainability education among interested staff and to inspire staff to critically and creatively engage with ways of integrating sustainability (social as well as environmental) into the curriculum.

 

If you would like to share your ideas/give a presentation/suggest a focus for a meeting we would love to hear from you.  The community meets on a Wednesday every month during semester time.

 

 

Please contact Valeria Vargas if you would like further information: v.vargas@mmu.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Symposium “Universities and Climate Change: the Role of Higher Education Institutions in Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges” Manchester, United Kingdom, 1st -2nd September 2016

Dear Colleagues,

 

Many universities across the world perform state- of-the art research on matters related to climate change, both in respect of

mitigation, and adaptation. Yet, as shown by the latest 21st Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Climate Change
(COP 21), held in Paris in December 2015, there is much room for improvements in the role played by universities in the negotiations and in influencing decision-making on a matter of such a global importance.

There are unfortunately relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of university-based research efforts and projects on climate change can be show cased, and where researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have had the opportunity to come together to discuss research methods, the results of
empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It is against this background that the Symposium “Universities and Climate Change: the Role of  Higher Education Institutions in Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges
is being organised  by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and HAW Hamburg, Germany, under the auspices of the  International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP).
It will be held in Manchester, United Kingdom, on 1st -2nd September 2016.

The Symposium will involve researchers in the field of climate change in the widest sense, not only
from traditional climate science, but also from the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, arts, administration and media studies.

The Symposium will focus on the role of higher education institutions in addressing the
mitigation and adaptation challenges and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.  All papers will be peer-reviewed and the accepted ones will
be published in the “Handbook of Climate Change Research at Universities: addressing the mitigation and adaptation challenges”. This will be a unique, state-of-the-art publication, which will document and promote the research on climate change taking place at universities across the world. The publication will be  part of the award-winning
“Climate Change Management Sustainability Series” (launched in 2008), published
by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers.

Selected papers presented at the event, will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, which is a fully indexed journal. The call for papers can be seen
here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=6464.
Please note that no ad hoc submissions are possible. Only papers presented at the event and discussed,
may be considered.

If you are working and/or publishing on climate change, this is an event not to be missed.Further details can be seen at:
http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/veranstaltungen/universities2016.html

Rgds,
Walter Leal

Chair

Blog post contributed by Prof. Walter Leal