Education for sustainability – video interview project

The project:  Best Practice Cases of Education for Sustainability in Educational Development

Background:  In 2015, colleagues Vivian Neal, Simon Fraser University; Alice Cassidy, In View Educational Development and Sandra Neill, George Brown University, received a grant from the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC). You can see our proposal, mid-term update and final report (late 2016), as well as other grant-funded projects through EDC by clicking here.

Or aim was to draw out practices of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in educational development (ED) to stimulate and support educational developers (EDs) to incorporate EfS into their practices. We interviewed 10 colleagues from across Canada for this project.

Educational findings/outcomes: The interviews demonstrate a wide diversity of ways in which EDs contribute to EfS, at the institutional level, faculty/department level and course level. From the interviews, we made a set of video clips and summary transcripts that highlight these practices, and in turn how the EDs support post-secondary teachers to embed sustainability themes, pedagogies and outcomes into their courses and programs. We also started a literature review with the help of UBC student, Kar-Bo Ng.

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