Friday, 6 March 2015

Sustainabilty learning as craft (#journal)

What the willow teaches: Sustainability learning as craft

Whilst the importance of mainstreaming sustainability in higher education curricula is widely acknowledged, the challenge for educators at university level is to develop authority and confidence in an area dominated by limited knowledge and uncertainty. This article suggests that the most empowering and authentic response is to adopt an approach of shared learning. This is an approach to learning and teaching more familiar in areas of craft learning, characterised by apprenticeship and learning-by-doing. The author suggests that sustainability education is best undertaken within a community and in place, rather than abstractly and in the classroom.

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