Embedding Sustainability – Workshops for Teaching Staff

In March 2012, Think Up published a report titled ‘Embedding Sustainability in the Undergraduate Civil Engineering Curriculum’. The report is available through the Staffroom area of the Workshed site. Since then we have been commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers to design and facilitate a series of regional workshops on the theme of sustainability at universities around the UK. Think Up will be using the Workshed blog as a means of disseminating information about and information gathered from these workshops.

To keep up-to-date with the workshops, click on Sustainability Seminars at the top of this blog.

The aim of the workshops is provide the teaching staff the space and time to develop ideas about how we can embed the concept of sustainability in the modules they teach. During the workshop, staff will be asked to consider which of the nine principles recommended in our report are most appropriate to their teaching. What should emerge from the workshop is a roadmap for how sustainability can be embedded across the range of modules taught at that institution. As we take the workshop around the country we will share the best practice that emerges along the way.

In total we will run six workshops around the UK during the 2012-2013 academic year. The pilot workshop will be held at Imperial College in Autumn 2012.

See previous post about the publication of the Embedding Sustainability Report.

Link to project page on the Think Up website.