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LD@3 How learning developers can support teaching about climate change?

08/06/2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Session abstract: 

This LD@3 session discusses our recent #Take5 blog post about the implications teaching climate change in higher education for learning developers. The issue of climate change has gained prominence in higher education recently, following declarations of a ‘climate emergency’ by several universities, evidence of widespread demand among young people to be taught about climate change, and the launch of QAA and AdvanceHE guidance on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). We have been working together on research to explore how climate change is taught, and recently published our findings focused on geography degree programmes. We are now looking at how other disciplines are embedding climate change where it is not traditionally taught (e.g. fashion, law, chemistry and literature). As preparations for the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow get underway, we are interested in hearing from the learning development community about the implications of integrating climate change and Education for Sustainable Development into the curriculum. Our blog outlines our current thinking about teaching climate change, and explores challenges such equipping students with appropriate skills, authentic assessments, staff CPD, academic and professional services partnerships, and curriculum development. We pose a series of questions for learning developers to consider – and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Our session will be of interest both to those experienced in supporting ESD and climate change teaching, and those who have yet to explore it in their own practice.

Presenters: Iain Cross and Alina Congreve

Session link: https://stmarys.zoom.us/j/84190543093?pwd=YjJhOVkzQ1dVcGxub2N1MXRTMHIzUT09

Meeting ID: 841 9054 3093 – Passcode: 478448

Upcoming LD@3

An upcoming LD@3 will be held on Wednesday 16th June where we will be joined by Julia Kotula and Kizzy Beaumont who will be discussing Essay Writing Activity Cards for Creative Disciplines. 

LD@3 is open to everyone.  Please feel free to circulate this to interested colleagues. Information about upcoming sessions and materials from past sessions can be found on the ALDinHE events website.

If you would like to present at a future LD@3 please complete this brief form. We aim to run one each month throughout the year.

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The Events Working Group

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