Continuing Professional Development & Sharing Academic Practice Events
Throughout the academic year Educational Development hosts, facilitates and supports a range of CPD and sharing events. Our next event is listed below. For registration please follow the link, this will take you through to LibCal, please complete the requested information. If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be happy to help.
Join us for the Winter Facing out, Facing in: Lecture and discussion, hosted by ICE
Wednesday 27th November @ 9.30, refreshements from 9.10 in the HR Building
For this event, we will welcome Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education in the Centre for Sustainable Futures at Plymouth University, and Dr Nigel Watson, Senior Lecture in Environmental Governance, Lancaster University.
During the morning, Stephen’s keynote will argue that we live in ‘watershed times’ - of threat, urgency and opportunity that define our age. This has deep implications for re-thinking the purpose and role of education and learning - and for re-thinking our being in the world. In his response, Nigel will take a Lancaster University perspective and argue that while the challenges can appear overwhelming, there are also enormous opportunities. For universities in particular, there are opportunities for critical thinking regarding meanings of sustainable development and generating fresh ideas and proposals regarding pathways towards more sustainable futures. Using the concept of a ‘sustainability col-laboratory’, the presentation will outline proposals regarding how we might rise to the challenges and help to establish Lancaster as a leading community for sustainable development thinking, innovation and practice.